Following a vote of its members last week, AURA has taken positions on each of the November 2017 Travis County bonds.
AURA opposes Proposition A: Roadway, Draining, Bridge, Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects.
AURA supports Proposition B: Parks and Conservation Easements.
As seen in the bond project list, too much funding in Proposition A goes to expand sprawl-serving roads and travel infrastructure. Despite the inclusion of some bicycle projects, Proposition A mostly subsidizes sprawl. In contrast, Proposition B includes parkland dedication and conservation easements outside the city limits as a way to preserve green space and make sprawl that much more difficult.
More information on the bonds is available at the Travis County bond website.
AURA is a grassroots urbanist organization focused on building an Austin for everyone by improving land use and transportation through policy analysis, public involvement, and political engagement.