2018 Bond Task Force Public Input

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

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SRCC General Membership Meeting Minutes – November 2017

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING *MINUTES*
Monday, November 6, 2017 7:15 PM
LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
(formerly Grace UMC)
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

To be sure you get a vote, become a member. You can join or renew online www.srccatx.org. Not sure if you are current? Email membership@srccatx.org and we’ll let you know.

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Get Out and Vote – Tuesday, November 7

There is a Constitutional Election this Tuesday, November 7th. It may not be as exciting as a Presidential election, but there are some important things on the ballot including:
— State of Texas Constitutional Amendments
— Travis County Bond Propositions
— Austin ISD Bond Proposition

For details about the items on the ballot, you can read the Voters Guide from the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area.
Voters Guide (English)
Voters Guide (Spanish)

Early voting ends on Friday, November 3rd, so if you can’t make it today, be sure to get to a polling place on Tuesday.

You can find polling places including wait times (scroll down for both maps), personalized ballots, and more on the Travis County Clerk’s website:
Vote Travis!

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SmartTrips Program Comes to Travis Heights

Smart Trips Austin is an active transportation options program that aims to reduce single occupant vehicle trips and increase trips taken by foot, bike, bus or shared car. The program encourages Austinites to consider more sustainable options for getting around town. These options can help you improve your health, save money, avoid traffic congestion and keep Austin a clean and beautiful place to live. The program kicked off in October 2017 and will run through January 2018.

Households in the Zilker, Bouldin and Travis Heights neighborhood should have received a Smart Trips order form and survey by mail when program launched. Households can order resources like maps, brochures, and special rewards. The Smart Trips Options Team will deliver the resources in a Smart Trips Toolkit tote bag by bike, bus, or carpool within a few weeks of receiving the order form. The program will also host events, like walking tours, bike rides, and transit adventures.

To sign up for a personalized toolkit or find out more, check out the SmartTrips website:
SmartTrips Austin

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SRCC General Membership Meeting Minutes – October 2017

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Minutes
Monday, October 2, 2017 7:15 PM
LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
(formerly Grace UMC)
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

AGENDA
To be sure you get a vote, become a member. You can join or renew online www.srccatx.org. Not sure if you are current? Email membership@srccatx.org and we’ll let you know.

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