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Tag Archives: November 2017 election

County stands firm on new construction standards for low-water crossing

Some Travis County voters are regretting having approved over $4 million to fix a low-water crossing at Great Divide Drive in Bee Cave as part of the 2017 bond. Listed alongside two dozen other projects under Proposition A, the project…

Reporter's Notebook: Bumps in the road

Unhappy? Blame speed bumps… During a Tuesday work session, Council Member Alison Alter raised concerns about the $2 million drop in revenue for the municipal court, a decrease that she attributed to a lack of enforcement of traffic laws. Another…

Austin Monitor Radio: The trouble with bonds

This week, Roger Falk from the Travis County Taxpayers Union and bond critic John Goldstone join Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Liz Pagano to talk about their problems with (and praise for!) the upcoming bond election. To hear…

Austin Monitor Radio: Travis County bond election

This week, Mike Clark-Madison and John Langmore join Austin Monitor freelance reporter Caleb Pritchard to talk about the county’s upcoming bond election. The show is embedded below, and more information about the election is available on the county’s website or…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

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AISD board and east side group dispute bond tax rate

The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees has hedged its bet on passing the largest bond in the district’s history by asserting that it will not raise the tax rate. At its Sept. 25 meeting, however, the board was…

East versus West: Who wins with the Austin ISD bond?

The Austin Independent School District has a $1 billion bond that voters will be asked to approve this November. The bond would pay for projects at schools all over the district, but there’s a difference between funding for schools on…

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School district drums up support for upcoming bond package

In its campaign to get inform voters about most expensive school bond in Austin’s history, the school administration has counted on the age-old aphorism that seeing is believing. Last Thursday, the Austin Independent School District hosted a media tour of…

Daugherty set to ruffle feathers with Reimers-Peacock push

Tuesday could be a bumpy ride for Reimers-Peacock Road. The long-planned connector between Hamilton Pool Road and State Highway 71 is set to play a featured role in the Travis County Commissioners Court’s expected final discussion of project recommendations for…

Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved…

Crowd demands answers from AISD trustee at east side rally

Austin Independent School District Trustee Jayme Mathias struggled to find common ground with parents, teacher assistants and other community members at the Save East Austin Schools rally Wednesday night. The event was organized by Bertha Delgado and Monica Sanchez, who…

Travis County bond proposal continues to evolve

A roiling public hearing at Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday muddied the waters on an already complex bond package, part of which voters could decide on this November. More than two dozen speakers signed up to air their thoughts…

Austin Monitor Radio: Eastside Memorial, LASA and the AISD bond

Former teacher, current AISD parent and Pride of the Eastside co-founder Vincent Tovar sits down with Austin Monitor copy editor Nina Hernandez to talk about the $1.05 billion bond package, the process of getting to that bond package and what…

Austin Monitor Radio: Travis County bonds

Travis County Bond Advisory Committee member John Langmore joins Austin Monitor freelance reporter Caleb Pritchard to talk about (what else?) bonds. Specifically, they discuss the upcoming November election, and what Travis County has in store for voters this time around.…

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