Austin voters on Nov. 6 approved six of the seven City of Austin 2012 Bond Propositions.
The following bond propositions received voter approval:
Proposition 12: Transportation and Mobility
Proposition 13: Open Space and Watershed Protection
Proposition 14: Parks and Recreation
Proposition 16: Public Safety
Proposition 17: Health and Human Services
Proposition 18: Library, Museum and Cultural Arts Facilities
The following bond proposition did not receive voter approval:
Approval of the six propositions allows the City to issue nearly $307 million in bonds to fund transportation and mobility improvements, preserve open space and renovate libraries and museums, among other projects. Planning for 2012 Bond-funded projects will begin immediately, and the City anticipates starting the first wave of projects as early as summer 2013.
The 2012 Bond Program was developed with extensive community input and help from a citizen task force. The program supports the rehabilitation and renovation of existing City infrastructure and facilities while also making investments in new initiatives that reflect some of the priority programs of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. These include investing in a compact and connected Austin, growing and investing in Austin’s creative economy, and using green infrastructure to protect environmentally sensitive areas and integrate nature into the City.
Learn more about the bond propositions by clicking on the propositions below or downloading a PDF of the 2012 Bond Voter Information Brochure. For more information about the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, visit www.ImagineAustin.net.
Information on other City of Austin items that appeared on the Nov. 6 ballot can be viewed here.