This page provides information related to the development of the 2018 GO Bond Program. The process kicked off in December 2016, and is slated to wrap up in December 2017.
Bond Election Advisory Task Force
The Austin City Council formed the Bond Election Advisory Task Force (BEATF) in August 2016. It is composed of 13 members- 11 appointed by the City Council and the Mayor, 1 appointed by the Planning Commission, and 1 appointed by the Zoning and Platting Commission. The BEATF was tasked with identifying and prioritizing bond funding for projects to be included in a 2018 Bond Referendum.
In order to ensure the best strategic allocation of bond funds a team was formed to help facilitate this bond package. Each department submitted their list of needs in priority order. After cross referencing with other departments and City staff the Bond Development team constructed a list of which projects with highest priority.