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Category Archives: Fiscal
Achieving a 50% sustainable commute mode share requires a boost in local transit operating funding sources and a focus on productivity-enhancing transit capital projects. A system-wide route productivity summary, courtesy of the Connections 2025 plan.
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There’s no free kicks
City-owned land should maximize resident happiness. The City of Austin’s Hancock Golf Course, located in central Austin. Image courtesy of Brandon Tucker.
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City Bond 2018
My proposal for the City of Austin’s 2018 infrastructure bond.
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How to turn the Mayor’s $720 million bond proposal into a political winner that actually helps improve mobility.
Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation Comments Off on Corridor Correction
Where the dollars get spent by each of the City of Austin’s Corridor Programs.
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Council Grades 2015
How did Council do this year? A review of their policy-making. Priorities word cloud from MAPA Summer survey
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Judging the Courthouse
The pros & cons of the proposed Civil & Family Courthouse.
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Hailing Van Eenoo – Part 2
The City’s Deputy CFO responds to my suggestions for improving budget presentations.
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Hailing Van Eenoo
My letter to the City’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer requesting changes to budget presentations. An example: this much-reported chart from the City budget office doesn’t include sales tax impacts.
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City Budget Day 2015
The most important policy themes going into the adoption of the new City budget. The City’s general fund spending has increased faster than resident income.
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