Stay Informed Austin

Traffic Bites?   Really?   Wait till you see the Bite Austin's Proposition 1 takes out of your wallet... And please don't kid yourselves...  It's only the beginning!

City of Austin is asking us to approve adding over $600 Million Dollars
to our ever-growing, $8 Billion Dollar City Bond Debt, in the hope of adding an additional 3,250 actual new riders to this ill-concieved, Light Rail plans!  
And here's the real insult to Austin Taxpayers - we must wait till the year 2030 before we will be sure of the accuracy of their estimates of ridership increase! 

Our Thanks to - "Citizens Against Rail Taxes" for researching and making these vital facts about the upcoming "Proposition 1" Vote available to us... and for graciously allowing the use of their graphics in our website!

Issue 1 - Current Debt

Detroit declared bankruptcy with a total debt of $18 billion... But, are you aware that the level of Austin's known Bond Debt stands at a staggering level well over $8 billion?   Consider, "unfunded liabilities"  such  as accumulated retirement debt are NOT included. 
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Cartoon Shows Tax-Payers Situation  

Issue 2 - Tricky Bond Ballot Wording

If you think you know for sure  what you're actually voting on by reading a Bond Project Ballot... THINK AGAIN!!

This 2014 Austin Bond Proposition 1 wording is at best... the worst I've seen! 
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Issue 3 - Fund Transfers 

Did you know that current City Hall practice allows bond funds to be transferred from one Voter Approved Project another Project that have never been on a Ballot? 
    While this practice may be legal, I fail to see how anyone could call it honest!                   
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  Take A Hard Look at our TAX Code!
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