FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 21, 2016
Mayor Adler: 'Should Someone Call Jimmy and Find Out Why He Said That?'
Zimmerman exposes Flannigan’s claim on getting Anderson Mill Road into Transportation Bond
AUSTIN, Texas - Council Member Don Zimmerman’s opponent, Jimmy Flannigan, has been exposed for his exaggerations and deceit regarding his marque accomplishment claim: having Anderson Mill Road added to the Mayor’s Transportation Bond proposal.
Zimmerman first noticed this claim while listening to the Sept. 12, 2016, Austin Monitor interview when Mr. Flannigan said that the reason that Anderson Mill Road was included in the Mayor’s Transportation Bond proposal was because of Mr. Flannigan’s Northwest Austin Coalition (NWAC) work.
In an interview, the Austin Monitor’s Michael Kanin (starting at 4:10) questioned Mr. Flannigan’s boast that the Anderson Mill Road was included in Mayor Adler’s transportation bond “explicitly” because of the work done with the NWAC:
Kanin: “Just to be crystal clear here, it was the Mayor's office that told you it was because of your work."
Flannigan: "Yes"At the Sept. 15, 2016, League of Women Voter’s District 6 Candidate Forum Flannigan stated that the “[NWAC] kicked off the first ever citizen led corridor study for Anderson Mill Road which should save taxpayers $1M bucks and it got that road added to Mayor Adler’s Transportation Bond” (starting at 7:45) “…Hundreds of people participated in a corridor study that had never occurred on Anderson Mill Road. When I brought that study to City Staff and the Mayor’s Office, they got the road included in the bond. That is a fact.” (starting at 14:45)
Kanin: "and not Council member Zimmerman"
(Source: https://soundcloud.com/austin-monitor/austin-monitor-radio-jimmy-flannigan )