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Vote FOR City of Austin Bonds, Props 12-18


by: Burnt Orange Report

Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 00:30 PM CDT


Vote FOR City of Austin Propositions 12-18, to provide funds for a broad range of community improvements without raising our tax rate.

The combined $385 million in bonds are within our existing bonding capacity, so there will be no property tax increase to fund these projects. This is a great deal for voters, and an important way to invest in the Austin we love.

Projects were vetted and prioritized by a citizen's committee, and rely on our shared community values to address the tremendous infrastructure and human needs of our rapidly growing city. These are important investments in Austin that will not impact our cost of living, and we urge voters to vote FOR all of them.

Proposition 12 supports transportation projects including road improvements, bikeways, and trails.
Proposition 13 funds the purchase of environmentally sensitive land to protect it from development.
Proposition 14 funds badly needed parks and recreation projects in our large and small public parks.
Proposition 15 provides funds to build, repair, and renovate low-income housing.
Proposition 16 funds public safety projects.
Proposition 17 supports health and human services projects, including expanding our women's and children's shelter.
Proposition 18 supports our public libraries and cultural arts facilities.

This is a balanced package that addresses some of the most urgent needs in our community while also supporting our unique quality of life. We urge a vote FOR City of Austin Propositions 12 through 18.


Early Voting: Monday October 22 - Friday November 2 --- Election Day: Tuesday, November 6

Click here for a map of Travis County Early Voting Locations. For all other counties, please contact your County Clerk's office.

Endorsements are made based on a weighted consensus of the staff, which guides the type and tone of endorsement. Members of the Burnt Orange Report staff employed by campaigns abstain from voting on those races.

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