FAN Fall 2021 Resolutions and City Propositions
public election created by FAN Operations
IH-35 expansion and community alternatives, redistricting, and repurposing UT properties, as well as City of Austin propositions A and B that will appear on the November ballot.
Voting start at Sept. 27, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Voting end at Oct. 7, 2021, 11 p.m.
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City of Austin Proposition A: Shall a petitioned ordinance be approved to enhance public safety and police oversight, transparency and accountability by adding new chapter 2-16 to establish minimum standards for the police department to ensure effective public safety and protect residents and visitors to Austin, and prescribing minimal requirements for achieving the same, at an estimated cost of $271.5 million – $598.8 million over five years? (Full official ballot language at https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/images/pdfs/sample_ballots/2021.11.02/CITIES.pdf.)
City of Austin Proposition B: Shall the City Council be authorized to convey or lease approximately 9 acres of parkland currently used as the Central Maintenance Complex (CMC) located at 2525 S. Lakeshore Blvd. through a public bidding process, where the total value of the bid is equal to or greater than the appraised fair market value of CMC, in exchange for at a minimum: 1) at least 48 acres of waterfront land contiguous to an existing City park; and 2) the cost or construction of a new maintenance facility for the Parks and Recreation Department on other city-owned land; and 3) partial or full funding for the removal of Fiesta Gardens’ existing maintenance facility and restoration of that land to parkland? (Full official ballot language at https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/images/pdfs/sample_ballots/2021.11.02/CITIES.pdf.)
Urge the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and other decision-makers not to expand IH-35 through central Austin and to instead consider community alternatives, such as Rethink35 and Reconnect Austin. (Full resolution at https://forum.atxfriends.org/t/ih-35-resources/3230/2.)
Urge the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) and city officials to ensure the following communities of interest have fair and effective district representation in city government: (1) Historically marginalized ethnic groups, including Hispanics and African-Americans, (2) Fast-growing Asian communities, (3) Overlooked socioeconomic groups such as renters, residents of multi-family homes, and students. (Full resolution at https://forum.atxfriends.org/t/fan-resolution-on-austin-redistricting/3248/8.)
Urge city and University of Texas officials to rezone and redevelop Lions Municipal Golf Course ("Muny") and other UT properties as dense, mixed-use, mixed-income, walkable urban places, with safe, welcoming connections to surrounding areas, abundant transit, walk, bike, and ADA access, and significant investments in affordable housing. (Full resolution at https://forum.atxfriends.org/t/vision-for-repurposing-ut-properties-for-higher-use/3243. Background at https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2020/05/ut-city-start-negotiating-a-development-deal.)