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Bond town halls underway

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Katy McElroy

The Bond Election Advisory Task Force is seeking community input on a potential 2018 bond. City departments provided their needs requests to the Bond Review Team, which was composed of a cross-section of city staff, including staff from the Equity Office, Office of Performance Management, Imagine Austin and Finance. This team developed a $640 million recommended starting point, which was presented to the task force as a launch pad for it to begin its work. The task force would now like to get feedback from residents about their city infrastructure priorities in a series of town halls. The task force will then take its recommendation to City Council in early 2018, where Council will finalize a bond package to go before voters. The next town hall is tomorrow, Nov. 16, at Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W. Rundberg Lane, from 6:30-8 p.m. There are currently six town halls scheduled after that one: View the 2018 bond website for up-to-date meeting times and locations.

This whisper has been updated to correct and clarify details about the bond creation process, as well as include more up-to-date information about meeting times and locations. 

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