The political action committee, Fair Play Austin, helped to get the issue on the ballot, as a challenge to the MLS stadium deal, but have since sent a statement no longer supporting Proposition A. That organization would oversee, finance and implement Project Connect. In a legally required notice, the city estimated the “tax on average homestead” will increase by $423.53 yearly under the new rate to a total of $2,143. Texas should support the construction of a physical barrier and use existing defense-grade surveillance equipment along the entire southern border of Texas. Take a look at the City’s math. PUBLISHED 11:20 AM CT Oct. 06, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas — In addition to decisions about local, state, and federal races, Austin residents in the coming weeks will need vote yes or no on the City’s Proposition A, which, if passed, will fund the high-capacity transit system, Project Connect. Proposition 6: Right to Be Free from Violence. The City of Austin's Propositions A and B both focus on transportation and mobility, but they would fund different things. Itâs not the only mobility proposition Austin voters will be deciding on, however. What You Need to Know About Austinâs Proposition A, California Consumer Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Our new Spectrum News app is the most convenient way to get the stories that matter to you. Should everyone in Texas have the right to live a life free from violence—gun violence, racial hatred, terrorism, domestic violence, bullying, harassment or sexual assault—so Texans can grow in a safe environment? Texas should reject restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. Critics, on the other hand, generally focus on the tax impact of the plan, the timing of the tax hike in the midst of a recession, and the possibility of cost overruns. Hereâs the Cityâs breakdown: If your home is worth $250,000, youâll be looking at an annual additional tax impact of $219. But some Progressives are also apposed to the plan, arguing that the tax impact would disproportionately affect low-income and middle-income homeowners and accelerate the process of gentrification affecting Black and Hispanic communities. PUBLISHED 11:21 AM CT Oct. 07, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas — Austin’s Proposition A, which would fund the massive Project Connect transit plan, is the big one. If approved, Proposition A would increase the tax rate by 8.75 cents. "Propositions A and B go hand-in-hand in promising to transform mobility in Austin. Proposition 4: Right to Economic Security. Oct. 15, 2020 Opinion: Why Texas Is Ground Zero for Change. Texas has open primaries. If Proposition A is passed, the property tax revenue would provide the rest plus operations and maintenance of the transit system once it is built, according to the City. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings.