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Old 10-20-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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I searched the AAS site and couldn't find anything.

Maybe there isn't one, considering the current political climate. But maybe a site that allows discussions, and it's not overwhelmed with partisans.

Just reading all the proposals is not fun. And not really helpful.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Here's an unbiased opinion. Our property taxes are already way way way too high. Any new bonds should be for absolute esssentials. I don't see any on the ballot.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My Choices - VOTE411 Voter Guide
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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You might find the League of Women Voters' guide helpful. Coverage of the propositions is towards the back.
http://lwvaustin.org/votersguide/VotersGuideNov2012.pdf
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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Thanks. Both of them were the same guide in different formats. The LWV was easier to use.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:35 AM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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You might find the League of Women Voters' guide helpful. Coverage of the propositions is towards the back.
http://lwvaustin.org/votersguide/VotersGuideNov2012.pdf
Today's Statesman contains a hard copy of this guide. I agree - very helpful and unbiased.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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wow this is a huge election. I dont recall so many far reaching changes and bond proposals in a single election
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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wow this is a huge election. I dont recall so many far reaching changes and bond proposals in a single election
Probably because Austin is booming right now. When there's money flowing, which there is right now, governments feel comfortable in taking on more debt.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Here's an unbiased opinion. Our property taxes are already way way way too high. Any new bonds should be for absolute esssentials. I don't see any on the ballot.
From the information I have read, approval of bonds 12-18 will not raise property taxes.
are you well informed?
Love Austin
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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From the information I have read, approval of bonds 12-18 will not raise property taxes.
are you well informed?
Love Austin
Not exactly an unbiased source there - but it's my understanding that the city campaign hinges on the technicality that the props won't raise property tax *rates*. Of course, property taxes will continue to rise due to a variety of factors.

The AAS pointed out recently that if the props fail, property tax rates (at least the part which goes to pay down the debt) will decrease.
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