On Nov. 7, 2006, Austin voters approved a $567.4 million bond program composed of seven propositions. Download a PDF of the 2006 Bond Voter Information Brochure here.
Approval of Proposition 1 authorized funding for reconstructing roads and streets; constructing, reconstructing and improving draining facilities related to the roads and streets; constructing, reconstructing and improving bicycle and pedestrian mobility infrastructure; improving traffic signal synchronization and controls systems; and acquiring and installing traffic signals.
Drainage and Open Space: $145,000,000
Approval of Proposition 2 authorized funding for designing, constructing and installing improvements and facilities for flood control, erosion control, water quality, and stormwater draining and acquiring land, open spaces, and interests in land and property necessary to do so.
Approval of Proposition 3 authorized funding for constructing, renovating, improving and equipping public parks, recreation centers, natural areas and other related facilities, including playgrounds, hike and bike trails, sports courts and swimming pools.
Community & Cultural Facilities: $31,500,000
Approval of Proposition 4 provided funding for constructing, renovating, improving and equipping community and cultural facilities, including the Zachary Scott Theater, an African American Cultural and Heritage Facility, an Asian American Resource Center, the Austin Film Studios, the Mexican American Cultural Center and a Mexic-Arte Art Museum.
Affordable Housing: $55,000,000
Approval of Proposition 5 authorized funding for constructing, renovating, improving and equipping affordable housing facilities for low income persons and families.
New Central Library: $90,000,000
Approval of Proposition 6 authorized funding for constructing and equipping a new Central Library Facility to replace Faulk Central Library.
Public Safety Facilities: $58,100,000
Approval of Proposition 7 authorized funding for constructing, renovating, improving and equipping public safety facilities, including a public safety training facility, police stations, emergency medical services buildings and facilities, a municipal courthouse and an animal shelter as well as other related facilities.