The Bond Committe will be holding workshops at the following times and locations.
•Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
•Wednesday March 21, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Ln.
•Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Dr.
•Saturday, March 31, 2012 (Time to Be Announced) at Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Dr.
Remember, the City wants to put a $400 million dollar bond package on the ballot for November. That's $40-60 dollars more a year in your house taxes. This is your chance to come, speak up, and tell them what you want.
Here is what City Departments have requested:
Austin Public Library $8,042,000
Austin Transportation Department $274,500,000
Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services $2,000,000
General Facilities $105,758,000
Health & Human Services Department $12,991,000
Neighborhood Housing & Community Development $91,100,000
Parks & Recreation Department $141,300,000
Planning & Development Review Department $300,750,000
Public Works $220,744,000
Watershed Protection Department $50,000,000
So $1,092,658,000 is going to get chopped. Unless we are willing to get involved and voice our concerns, then we will probably get stuck forking out another $60 a year for nothing.