Will you defend the right to petition for a public vote on publicly owned property outside the facilities so long as petitioners are conducting themselves in an orderly, legal, and peaceful manner to secure signatures? (Note: In 2017-2018, the Austin Public Libraries and the Palmer Events Center began barring petitioners from petitioning on city property outside the facilities. Petitioners were forced to threaten suit. The issue pending. The San Antonio Firefighters recently filed a federal lawsuit for similar practices by the San Antonio Public Library.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Jessica Cohen

City Council, District 3

I can’t adequately describe how angry it made me when I read about this initially. If my taxes pay for the building, and it’s open to the public, there’s no reason the public shouldn’t be able to garnish signatures for a petition there as long as they are doing so in an orderly and peaceful manner. (And to be honest, who’s going to sign your petition if you’re being a jerk? It’s just common sense.)

Rate your support: 10