City Bond’s seven propositions worthy of community support —
December 10, 2018

City Bond’s seven propositions worthy of community support

The City of Austin has called for a $925-million bond to be considered on the ballot of the General Election on Nov. 6, 2018. In preparation for Election Day, the City has published a number of informational resources including a 2018 bond webpage, an open house schedule and bond brochure to help inform its citizens and share information about the bond with its residents.

The seven propositions focus on reinvestment in current city infrastructure and cover a variety of projects and programs. They are divided as follows:

  • Proposition A: Affordable Housing, $250 million
  • Proposition B: Libraries, Museums and Cultural Arts Facilities, $128 million
  • Proposition C: Parks & Recreation, $149 million
  • Proposition D: Flood Mitigation, Open Space and Water Quality Protection, $184 million
  • Proposition E: Health & Human Services, $16 million
  • Proposition F: Public Safety, $38 million
  • Proposition G: Transportation Infrastructure, $160 million

Bond Webpage
The 2018 Bond webpage (austintexas.gov/2018bond) provides information related to the bond’s contents and development. Also on the site is a comprehensive bond booklet and an abbreviated one-page, as well as voter information and a tax calculator.

The bond booklet and one-pager are available for download in Spanish; the one-pager is also available in Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Korean, and Vietnamese.

Open House Schedule
A series of community open houses have been scheduled to provide residents an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the bond. Community members are invited to attend any of the 10 open houses. The open house schedule is as follows:

  • District 1: October 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St.
  • District 2: October 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road
  • District 3: October 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive
  • District 4: October 20, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane
  • District 5: October 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Manchaca Road Library, 5500 Manchaca Road
  • District 6: September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road
  • District 7: October 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m., North Village Library, 2505 Steck Avenue
  • District 8: October 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Circle C Community Center, 7817 La Crosse Ave.
  • District 9: September 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
  • District 10: October 3, 4:30-6:40 p.m., Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Drive

Presentation and Materials Requests
Those interested in requesting a presentation and overview of the 2018 Bond for their organization or community group may do so by going online and using the Presentation Request Form.

A Materials Request Form is also available for anyone seeking physical copies of the bond booklet or one-pager.

Voter Timeline
Voter registration ends on Oct. 9, 2018. Early in-person voting begins on Oct. 22, 2018, and ends on Nov. 2, 2018. Election Day is Nov. 6, 2018. For more information on voter registration and polling locations, visit the City of Austin’s election page: austintexas.gov/page/elections-2018.

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