Let's Talk Prop A: Town hall looks at arguments for, against Austin's police staffing vote

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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- As Austin voters go the polls to decide on whether the city should have a minimum threshold for staffing at the Austin Police Department, proponents and opponents of Proposition A participated in a town hall Thursday afternoon to lay out the issues.

Talk 1370 and Fox 7 Austin joined together to present "Let's Talk Prop A", a live forum broadcast on radio and on social media Thursday afternoon. The event was moderated by Fox 7 political reporter Rudy Koski.

The one-hour program featured, in support of Proposition A, Save Austin Now's Matt Mackowiak, current Austin City Council member Mackenzie Kelly, and retired Austin Police officer Dennis Farris. Presenting the opposing argument against the measure were No Way On Prop A representatives Scott Henson and Carmen Llanes Pulido, and the Austin Area Urban League's Eric Byrd and Quincy Dunlap.

Early voting on the two City of Austin propositions, along with eight statewide constitutional amendments and other local issues across Central Texas, continues through Friday, with polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Travis County. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, with polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.