AUSTIN (KXAN) - Mayor Lee Leffingwell still has his sense of humor on this April Fool's Day.
In a prank news release Sunday, Amy Everhart, policy director for the mayor, spelled out a set of policy proposals, dubbed as "far-reaching new initiatives on April 1st."
Mayor Leffingwell spells out a cutback on the use of the Helvetica font, a move to cap waiting times at Franklin BBQ and a plan to implement 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."
Other initiatives 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."
According to the pseudo news release Mayor Leffingwell also stands behind a requirement that bowl depths not exceed spoon lengths. He also spells out strict penalties for using car-horn sounds in radio commercials, an immediate citywide ban on name-dropping using first names only, and a requirement that mustard be available on the table at all Austin restaurants.
This isn't the first time Mayor Leffingwell showed a humorous side. In February the Mayor recreated his favorite movie in a campaign video to promote the opening of his new campaign office .
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