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AURA endorses courthouse bond

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Yesterday, the membership of AURA threw its support behind the Travis County Courthouse Bond Proposition after members put the issue to a vote. A press release about the endorsement stresses the need to replace the current courthouse and the public transit options available to the proposed site. It reads, “Travis County’s Courthouse needs to be downtown. In Texas, County Courthouses are downtown, and Travis County should be no different. Being downtown allows visitors to be part of a vibrant downtown – with all the benefits of a compact and connected space. It allows nearby access for County workers, and eliminates a significantly underutilized parking lot. In addition, a dense private development on the parcel will benefit the project and the future of Austin.” The bond is on the Nov. 3 ballot, and early voting for that election is currently underway. The full text of AURA’s announcement is available here.

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