Bonds & Propositions

Monday, March 29, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

‘Democracy dollars’ proposal looks to spread influence, participation in elections

Opinions are mixed about the potential impact of a ballot proposal that would provide city dollars to residents to fund local political campaigns, but proponents agree the intention is clear: to bring more people from throughout Austin into the political process.…

Friday, March 26, 2021 by Sean Saldaña

Proposition C explained

Last month, City Council approved the language for seven ballot propositions Austin residents will cast votes for or against on May 1. Among them was Proposition C, an initiative that would transfer oversight power of the Office of Police Oversight from…

Thursday, March 25, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Most of City Council opposes ‘strong mayor’ plan

Nine City Council members so far have come out against Proposition F, the “strong mayor” proposal on the May 1 ballot. At a press conference Wednesday hosted by Austin for All People, a group opposed to the proposition, several Council…

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Firefighters push for passage of arbitration amendment with Proposition A

Most politically involved Austinites are thinking about Proposition B, the camping ban, or Proposition F, which would eliminate the current city manager form of government and create a “strong-mayor” system. But Austin firefighters are hoping voters will pay attention to…

Friday, March 19, 2021 by Jo Clifton

No on B aims to fight with Republicans

A new political action committee called Homes Not Handcuffs has announced its presence in Austin with an email declaring that “every part of Travis County’s big tent Democratic Party” is joining together to oppose Proposition B in the No on…

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Council changes camping ban ballot language

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that City Council must change the language it used to describe Save Austin Now’s ballot proposition reinstating the ban on homeless camping and the prohibition on panhandling after dark. Council, which was meeting in…

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