Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Travis County Taxpayers Union hosts Courthouse Bond Press Conference

"There is desirable treasure,
And oil in the dwelling of the wise,
But a foolish man squanders it."
Proverbs 21:20

Austin City Hall -- The Travis County Taxpayers Union held a press conference this morning to discuss a better alternative to the current proposed playground for 1200 rich downtown lawyers:


  • Travis County never seriously considered other alternatives.
  • The only way to produce an alternative is to defeat this bond.
  • "Bonds equal taxes, bonds equal rent increases."
  • Travis County lying about the size of the tax increase.
    • County figures doesn't included NON-VOTER APPROVED debt county used to "purchase" current proposed site.
  • Building on the East Side would cost 25-50% less.
    • Surface parking vs underground parking alone.
  • East side location more accessible to county's poorest residents than downtown.
  • East Austin has been promised various public facilities for five decades, it's time to deliver.

2015-10-13 TCTU

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