AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Texas Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Austin must change the ballot language they used for November's 'unconventional' ordinance.
Opponents got the required number of signatures to put it on the ballot, giving voters a say when it comes to expanding the convention center. It's an unnecessary use of hotel tax revenue, according to opponents. Austin's NAACP President Nelson Linder sued the city claiming the ballot language doesn't accurately describe what the petition is about.
The suit claimed the ballot language includes misleading information about election costs and fails to tell voters hotel tax revenue would be redirected from the convention center to cultural arts.
Joining Mike Warren and Rebecca Thomas in the FOX 7 Austin studio to talk about it further is Austin's NAACP President Nelson Linder.