Late last year, the City of Austin established a Bond Election Advisory Task Force to review a sizable $1.5B list of projects pulled together from each individual city department as a part of their needs assessment process. Now that those projects have been published, DANA also, is looking to provide feedback to our city leaders on what projects are a key priority to downtown.
*O/M = Ongoing Operations & Maintenance, FTE = Full Time Equivalent Employees
The task force and a separate Transit Working Group will be making recommendations to the city council regarding investments in Transportation, Facilities & Infrastructure, Parks & Open Spaces and Affordable Housing. These investments are aimed to improve Austin’s mobility, affordability, sustainability and cost-effectiveness in operating. City Council has asked the group to prioritize projects and recommend a package of $385M which does not require a tax increase as well as at levels that would require a 1 cent or more increase in taxes.
If you have suggestions on what downtown projects need prioritization, please contact DANA. We intend to provide input to the task force and city council on this important issue.
For upcoming meetings of the task force, please check here.