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Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility Committee doesn’t not want Council to add Project Connect to November bond

After some brief dais drama on Tuesday, City Council’s Mobility Committee unanimously endorsed the idea of at least talking about putting $15 million in Project Connect seed money on the November ballot.The 4-0 vote nudged forward a request made by…

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Extra bond requests – $65M and counting – bring worry for cultural centers

Requests for additional funds for cultural and arts needs in a bond proposal expected to be voted on in November are causing worry from community groups that sticker shock could put much-needed funding at risk.Some of those concerns bubbled up…

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Creative ‘hubs’ requests moving forward for $40M bond ask

The questions surrounding a movement to build multiple creative “hubs” – or possibly one single campus – for Austin’s arts and music communities are becoming somewhat clearer as proponents of those groups continue talks ahead of an August decision on…

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Task force: Bond decisions up to Council

The city’s 2018 Bond Election Advisory Task Force sent a recommendation to City Council for a November bond ballot of $851 million – more than $200 million above the amount recommended by city staff, and one that is estimated to…

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Jack Craver

Housing bond forces tough decisions for Council members

While three City Council members say they want to present an affordable housing bond to voters worth between $250 million and $300 million, it is unclear how many others on the dais are in favor of such a large figure.First,…

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission’s ‘hub’ concept prompts request for $15M bond increase

The Austin Music Commission is asking City Council to add $15 million to November’s bond package to buy or build property that could be used as a music hub to support the city’s flagging music industry.At Monday’s meeting the commission…

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