2018 Bond Task Force Public Input

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The Austin City Council on June 28, 2018, heard public testimony and ultimately voted to move forward a bond package to go to voters Nov. 6, 2018. The Council is expected to vote on final language for the bond package in August.

The proposed 2018 bond is for $925 million, which would be divided as follows:

  • $250 million for affordable housing;
  • $38 million for public safety;
  • $16 million for health and human services
  • $184 million for flood mitigation and open space
  • $128 million for libraries and cultural centers
  • $149 million for parks and recreation; and
  • $160 million for transportation infrastructure.

The Council specifically directed City staff and the Bond Election Advisory Task Force to focus on funding efforts to address flooding, affordable housing, mobility, high-capacity transit, parks, libraries, and existing infrastructure. City departments identified more than $3 billion in needs during the next five years. From that list, City staff developed a $640 million bond package to serve as a starting point for the Task Force to consider.

The Task Force sought public input in 2017 to inform the development of its recommendations to Council. The Task Force formally presented its final recommendation to the Council on April 10, 2018.

The Austin City Council on June 28, 2018, heard public testimony and ultimately voted to move forward a bond package to go to voters Nov. 6, 2018. The Council is expected to vote on final language for the bond package in August.

The proposed 2018 bond is for $925 million, which would be divided as follows:

  • $250 million for affordable housing;
  • $38 million for public safety;
  • $16 million for health and human services
  • $184 million for flood mitigation and open space
  • $128 million for libraries and cultural centers
  • $149 million for parks and recreation; and
  • $160 million for transportation infrastructure.

The Council specifically directed City staff and the Bond Election Advisory Task Force to focus on funding efforts to address flooding, affordable housing, mobility, high-capacity transit, parks, libraries, and existing infrastructure. City departments identified more than $3 billion in needs during the next five years. From that list, City staff developed a $640 million bond package to serve as a starting point for the Task Force to consider.

The Task Force sought public input in 2017 to inform the development of its recommendations to Council. The Task Force formally presented its final recommendation to the Council on April 10, 2018.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you for your participation. Results from this survey, as well as the bond simulator and town halls, will be compiled and presented to the Bond Election Advisory Task Force before the body submits its recommendations for a 2018 Bond Election to the Austin City Council. For more information, visit AustinTexas.Gov/2018Bond.

    2018 Bond Task Force Public Input Survey

    In 2016, the Austin City Council established the Bond Election Advisory Task Force (Resolution 20160811-031) to identify and prioritize projects for a bond package to go before the voters in 2018.

    The Council specifically directed City staff to allocate and prioritize funding to address flooding, affordable housing, mobility, high-capacity transit, parks, libraries, and existing infrastructure. City departments identified more than $3 billion in needs during the next five years, and City staff developed a $640 million bond package to serve as a starting point for the Task Force to consider.

    In early 2018, the

    In 2016, the Austin City Council established the Bond Election Advisory Task Force (Resolution 20160811-031) to identify and prioritize projects for a bond package to go before the voters in 2018.

    The Council specifically directed City staff to allocate and prioritize funding to address flooding, affordable housing, mobility, high-capacity transit, parks, libraries, and existing infrastructure. City departments identified more than $3 billion in needs during the next five years, and City staff developed a $640 million bond package to serve as a starting point for the Task Force to consider.

    In early 2018, the Task Force is scheduled to provide its recommendations regarding projects/programs to be included in the bond package to the Austin City Council. The Task Force is made up of 13 residents appointed by City Council, the Zoning & Platting Commission, and the Planning Commission, and they need your help.

    Task force members want to know what City facilities and infrastructure are most important to you. Your feedback will help them formulate their recommendations to the City Council. 






    Consultation has concluded