April Fools' Day: Austin mayor just kidding about new rules -- or is he?

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:38 AM

AUSTIN -- Austin's mayor Lee Leffingwell had a sense of humor on April Fool's Day. His office released the following statement about new initiatives at city hall.

Here's his News Release.

MAYOR LEE LEFFINGWELL ANNOUNCES FAR-REACHING NEW INITIATIVES ON APRIL 1st
 
Austin, Texas -- Mayor Lee Leffingwell today, April 1st, announced a series of far-reaching new policy proposals at City Hall.  They include:

  • A limit on the total number of buttons on all TV remotes
  • Restrictions on the use of oddly-sized business cards
  • A prohibition against the British pronunciation of the word “schedule”
  • A requirement that bowl depths not exceed spoon lengths
  • Strict penalties for using car-horn sounds in radio commercials
  • An immediate citywide ban on name-dropping using first names only
  • A requirement that mustard be available on the table at all Austin restaurants

Leffingwell said he will also push to move Fox News out of the “news block” on local cable and place it near QVC, cut back on the use the Helvetica font, cap wait times at Franklin BBQ, and work toward the implementation of universal voicemail commands.

“Everywhere I go, people ask me to focus on universal voicemail commands,” said Mayor Leffingwell.  “Folks say, my delete button on my cell phone is my forward button on my home voicemail and the pause button on my work voicemail, and I can’t take it anymore.  I feel their pain.  What I’m saying today, on April 1st, is that these basic quality-of-life issues are now my top priorities.”

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