Bonds & Propositions

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond rolls to big victory

Opting to go big, Austin voters on Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond package. The massive grab-bag of mobility infrastructure spending is the city’s largest-ever bond proposal to survive an election. Its victory…

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Vote in the Republican primary? Here’s what’s for you in the mayor’s transportation bond

In East Austin, a case of poorly delivered mail has led to a political strategy revelation, of sorts. It involves Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond and one-half of a local political action committee that attempted to recall City…

Friday, August 19, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond limps out of the gate toward November

Mayor Steve Adler’s gambit to fast-track a $720 million transportation bond proposal onto the November ballot succeeded on Thursday despite some last-minute flak from several City Council members. The final drafts of both the ordinance ordering the election and the…

Friday, August 12, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Council tweaks mobility bond, dashes light rail hopes

Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond proposal is one vote away from heading to the November ballot after City Council gave it preliminary but unanimous support on Thursday night. The consensus support came after a marathon public hearing followed…

Monday, February 23, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

County pitches courthouse plan to Downtown group

Travis County officials presented plans for a proposed $291.6 million Civil and Family Courthouse to Austin’s Downtown Commission last week in an early bid to shore up city support before taking the plan to voters ahead of November’s bond election.…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Travis County sets bond election for November

On Tuesday, Travis County Commissioners chose November over May to go to the voters with a bond election to fund construction of the planned Civil and Family Courthouse project. Plans for the facility call for a 14-story, 511,000-square-foot building with…

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