Bonds & Propositions

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts Commission seeks $25M bond increase to fund ‘adaptive’ creative space

The Arts Commission has asked City Council to add $25 million to this fall’s infrastructure bond package. The money would be used to provide more rehearsal and performance space for arts groups that are quickly running out of usable space…

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council members push for $300M affordable housing bond

If Austin is going to do something about its affordability crisis, many on City Council believe that it will take a massive infusion of public funds to build housing that is affordable to low-income and working-class residents. To that end,…

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

MACC seeks full expansion cost – up to $40M – in fall bond election

The advisory board for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will ask members of City Council to more than double the $15 million that was recently recommended to be provided to the center from an expected fall bond…

Monday, March 12, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

UTC calls on Council to fund east side urban trails

The Urban Transportation Commission on Wednesday night called on City Council to put potentially millions of dollars’ worth of of east side urban trail projects on the November ballot. The four projects would fill in gaps in the existing and…

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

City unveils proposed Corridor Construction Program

The long-awaited proposed Corridor Construction Program, the road map to Mayor Steve Adler’s Smart Corridor Plan that he’s now touting as potentially “genius,” is finally out of the stable. The city’s Corridor Program Office has been working to develop the…

Friday, February 2, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

2012 APD bond projects appear to be stalled on many sides

Generally, if a bond is issued with a specific project in mind, when the money is awarded, the city gives a project team five years to complete whatever project the taxpayers are funding. That is, of course, unless the costs…

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