How does FAN membership feel about Capital Metro’s Proposition A: Project Connect System Plan (AKA, “initial investment”) coming before Austin voters this November?
A ballot measure for the Project Connect Initial Investment will be on the November 2020 ballot.
It was a collaborative process between the Capital Metro board and the Austin City Council that resulted in the Initial Investment portion of Project Connect being put before voters this year. Leading up to the November election, the governing bodies took the following actions:
August 13: The Austin City Council voted unanimously to include Project Connect's Initial Investment on the November ballot. The vote approved an ordinance ordering an election to authorize and fund the Project Connect Initial Investment of $7.1 billion. July 27: The Initial Investment proposal was adopted by the Capital Metro Board and approved by the Austin City Council. It includes a portion of the System Plan, which will advance through development and be considered for both local and federal funding. Not all of the System Plan's elements are included in the Initial Investment. June 20: The Project Connect System Plan was adopted by the Capital Metro Board and approved by the Austin City Council.
- Should FAN support Project Connect? Why or why not?
- Regardless of support, how could Project Connect better serve Austin neighborhoods?