This fall, Travis County voters have the opportunity to invest in protecting and preserving our quality of life by voting FOR Travis County Propositions 1 & 2.
Props 1 & 2 offer a balance of transportation and environmental benefits for Travis County residents. Projects reduce traffic and improve mobility and safety while protecting our drinking water, preserving water quality, and protecting working farms, ranches and locally grown food sources.
PROP 1 is FOR traffic reduction, improved mobility, safety improvements to roads & bridges, flood control, and sidewalks.
PROP 2 is FOR land conservation, park improvements, protection of water quality & water supply, and parkland acquisition.
Together, these bonds represent an important opportunity to invest in Travis County, improve our transportation infrastructure, and protect our natural resources. Now is the time to invest. Interest rates are at record lows, and these bonds will create good jobs across our county. These bonds leverage public-private partnerships to help our tax dollars go even farther on the transportation projects. And at the height of issuance and repayment, the cost to the average Travis County taxpayer is only $3.56 a month. For the price of coffee and a breakfast taco, we can have all of these great community benefits!
Our citizen-driven campaign to pass these propositions put together the following video so you can learn all about the bonds, and also find out information about voting.
There is broad and diverse support for Travis County Props 1 & 2. The Travis Two-Step has been endorsed by the following publications and organizations:
|The Austin Chronicle
Austin Parks Foundation
Austin Tejano Democrats
Capital Area Asian American Democrats
Capital City Young Democrats
Central Texas Council of Engineering Companies
Central Texas Mountaineers
Clean Water Action
Downtown Austin Alliance
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hamilton Pool Road Scenic Corridor Coalition
Hill Country Alliance
|Hill Country Conservancy
League of Bicycling Voters
The Nature Conservancy of Texas
North by Northwest Democrats
Northeast Travis County Democrats
Real Estate Council of Austin
Sierra Club Austin Regional Group
Stonewall Democrats of Austin
Texas League of Conservation Voters
Travis County Democratic Party
Trust for Public Land
West Austin Democrats
In their endorsement, The Austin Chronicle writes,
“Overall, we believe the two propositions form a balanced approach to Travis County infrastructure needs, and we encourage you to vote yes on both propositions.“
These bonds represent real, on-the-ground needs of Travis County citizens, and are the result of a lengthy public process to evaluate and prioritize bond projects. In February, a 15-member Citizens Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) appointed by the Commissioners Court began evaluating proposed bond projects. The last County bond was in 2005, so it was quite a list! After hours of citizen testimony and public meetings across the county, the CBAC proposed these bond propositions. The Commissioners Court made some adjustments, and unanimously voted to place the bonds on this November ballot.
Now it's up to us, the people of Travis County, to get out and vote FOR Travis County Props 1 and 2! So please join a broad and diverse range of Travis County residents in doing the Travis Two-Step at the polls this November.
Early Voting is October 24 through November 4. Every registered voter in Travis County can vote, and when you do, you can vote at any Early Voting location in Travis County. For a full list of Early Voting locations, CLICK HERE.
On Election Day, November 8, for the first time this year, Travis County voters can cast a ballot at any voting location in Travis County. Every voter can cast their ballot at each and every precinct, and six additional locations across the county:
|Travis County Airport Blvd Offices
5501 Airport Blvd
Fiesta Mart Central
HEB South Congress
|Randalls Brodie and Slaughter
9911 Brodie Lane
Randalls Research and Braker
Randalls South Mopac and William Cannon
Thanks for reading. We welcome any questions or comments you have. And please get out there and vote FOR Travis County Props 1 & 2!