The stark reality is that graft is the grist of the political system. Bigger fish will get money flowing at the state legislative session. Once those deals are cut, we will see miraculous compromise on this mess. Very depressing.
Think it’s cynical? Try to get a permit or zoning for anything in Austin. But somehow four condos are crammed on a single lot on the East side. No rhyme, no reason. But follow the money and it all makes sense.