Bonds & Propositions

Monday, August 13, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council faces legal action over wording of two ballot initiatives

Supporters of two ballot initiatives are threatening legal action against the city of Austin over ballot language that they claim City Council crafted to mislead voters.Just after midnight on Friday, Council approved language for 11 separate propositions that voters will…

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts, music supporters eye bond money to assist existing creative spaces

Leaders in Austin’s arts community appear to be in favor of using $12 million in proposed bond money to help existing creative businesses in purchasing their current spaces before they can be priced out or forced to move because of…

Monday, July 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council moves forward on largest bond in Austin history

City Council took a crucial first step late Thursday toward presenting voters with the largest bond package in the city’s history.Just before 11 p.m., Council endorsed a $925 million general obligation bond that will include major pots of money for…

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council gears up for bond debate

On Thursday, City Council members will try to put together a bond package that a majority on the dais agree to and that they believe a majority of Austin voters will support at the polls in November.Whatever package Council approves…

Friday, June 15, 2018 by Jack Craver

Five Council members signal support for major housing bond

Mayor Steve Adler and four other members of City Council announced their support Thursday for putting a major housing bond on the ballot in November.Standing in front of scores of activists on the front steps of City Hall Thursday morning,…

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Council to hash out staff recommendations for proposed 2018 bond package

City Council is set to vote tomorrow on adopting the city manager’s recommendation for a 2018 bond package. Voters would decide on whether to approve the $816 million referendum this November.The proposal includes funding for transportation infrastructure, stormwater and open…

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