Special-called Bond Election Advisory Task Force
25 April 2012 - 21:36, by , in Neighborly Activities, News, No comments


Below is a flyer with information about  special meetings next week with the Bond Election Advisory Task Force. Please see the information below.

Special-called Bond Election Advisory Task Force meetings/community forums May 2nd & 3rd to get feedback on initial committee recommendations

The City of Austin ‘s Bond Election Advisory Task Force has been hard at work reviewing projects and programs for potential bond funding and taking into account the feedback they’ve received from the public on what a potential bond package should look like. 

The Task Force has divided itself into four committees to prepare initial recommendations on how to narrow down the list of potential projects for bond funding from the $1.49 billion Capital Needs Assessment provided by staff and additional projects presented to them by the community.  Click here for the Capital Needs Assessment and Programs Report provided by staff:http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Capital_Planning/Needs_Assessment_Projects_and_Programs_Report.pdf

The Task Force committees are: Affordable Housing, City Facilities, Parks & Open Space, and Transportation & Mobility.  The committee recommendations are still being developed, but will be available for review on the bond development website (http://www.austintexas.gov/bonddevelopment) after April 23rd.  We will send another e-notice out when they are up on the web.

The Task Force invites you to attend one of two special-called Task Force meetings/community forums on May 2nd and May 3rd to learn more about the committee recommendations and provide feedback directly to Task Force members.  The meetings will be held in north and south Austin and are designed to give the Task Force community feedback they can use as they further narrow down the potential project list and prepare their final recommendations for the City Council in late May.

The special-called meetings/community forums will take place:

  • Wednesday, May 2nd, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Akins High School , 10701 South 1st Street (bus route #201)
  • Thursday, May 3rd, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Lanier High School , 1201 Payton Gin Road  (bus route #1L, #1M, #10, #325)

For those interested in providing comments but unable to attend the special-called task force meetings/forums, you have several options:

– Email your comments to [email protected]gov

– Call or send a text message to our hotline, 512-539-0060

– Visit SpeakUpAustin.org and join the online discussion on the committee recommendations (details coming soon)

– Post your comments on the City of Austin Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/austintexasgov)

– Post your comments via Twitter using #atxbd

 We look forward to your feedback!


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Larry Schooler
Mediator/Facilitator/Community Engagement Consultant, City of Austin
U.S. President-Elect, International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
(512) 974-6004
[email protected]


Please contact Chelsea for more information.


Chelsea Brass
Bond Development Outreach Coordinator
Office of Community Engagement
[email protected]
(512) 974-2324



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