The City of Austin’s Bond Election Advisory Task Force is seeking public input in advance of offering its recommendations to city council for a bond package to go to voters in 2018. The council specifically directed city staff and the task force to focus on funding efforts to address flooding, affordable housing, mobility, high-capacity transit, parks, libraries, and existing infrastructure. City departments identified more than $3 billion in needs during the next five years. From that list, city staff developed a $640 million bond package to serve as a starting point for the task force to consider.
While the task force develops its council recommendations for the bond package, its 13 appointed members want to better understand what city infrastructure needs are most important to Austin residents. Please go to their website https://www.speakupaustin.org/2018-bond-task-force to find out more and to enter your comments online.
You can use the city’s Bond Simulator to show the city what you would prioritize funding in the next bond cycle here: https://2018bond.budgetsimulator.com/
You can also attend one of a series of town halls to find out more and to provide input in the bond process:
Nov. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola Lane
Nov. 29, 6:45-8:30 p.m., ACC-South, 1820 W. Stassney Lane
Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina Street
Dec. 04, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road
Dec. 05, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive
Dec. 07, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hampton Branch Library at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road