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. Update Jan 2018: The Task Force has requested an extension to Spring 2018.
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.
*Some dates and times differ, see individual Pages
2018 Bond Public Testimony Opportunities
The Bond Election Advisory Task Force scheduled a series of interactive town halls and listening sessions to receive feedback from the public regarding the community's priorities for a potential 2018 bond. Below is the historical information related to these town halls/sessions.
Following on the successful town hall meetings in 2017, the Task Force has scheduled four additional opportunities for the public to comment on the 2018 bond development program. Below are the dates, locations, and times of the meetings. The public will be given 3 minutes each to address the Task Force directly. Sign up will be available at the beginning of each meeting.
To access the meeting materials online: CLICK HERE
Provea sus comentarios sobre el paquete de bonos para el 2018
La Ciudad de Austin ha programado en enero cuatro reuniones adicionales para escuchar el testimonio del público sobre un paquete de bonos para el 2018. En las reuniones, cada miembro del público contará con tres minutos para hablar. Solicite la asistencia de un intérprete en español llamando al (512) 974-1380 al menos 24 horas antes de la hora de inicio de la reunión a la que desea asistir.
While the Task Force continues to develop its recommendation to Council on a 2018 bond package, the members of the Task Force want to better understand what City infrastructure needs are more important to Austin residents. Toward that end, the Task Force has created several community engagement opportunities to receive direct input from the public. The Task Force has scheduled a series of interactive town halls throughout the City, launched a short survey regarding citizen priorities for the bond, and created a bond simulator. The town halls are designed to allow the public to interact one-on-one with members of the Task Force, "spending" bond dollars on the five bond categories, while discussing bond projects and programs with the Task Force members.
2018 Public Input Bond Survey: CLOSED
2018 Bond Simulator: CLOSED
Simulador de Bonos 2018 en Español: CLOSED
TOWN HALL SCHEDULE
Nov 13, 2017
Dove Springs Recreation Center
5801 Ainez Drive
Nov 16, 2017
Little Walnut Creek Library
835 W Rundberg Lane
Nov 28, 2017
University Hills Branch Library
4721 Loyola Lane
Nov 29, 2017
1820 W Stassney Lane
Nov 30, 2017
1165 Angelina Street
Dec 4, 2017
Spicewood Springs Library
8637 Spicewood Springs Road
Dec 5, 2017
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive
Dec 7, 2017
Hampton Branch Library at Oak Hill
5125 Convict Hill Road
Information related to public outreach / Council updates / publications
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.