Cit­i­zens group oKs bond list

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

A City of Austin cit­i­zens task force Mon­day ap­proved a $90 mil­lion list of pro­posed trans­porta­tion projects for a po­ten­tial Novem­ber bond elec­tion.

The list, which backs $16.4 mil­lion for a board­walk on Lady Bird Lake, al­lo­cates, by the city staff’s cal­cu­la­tion, 57 per­cent, or $51 mil­lion, of its spend­ing on roads.

How­ever, some road ad­vo­cates have dis­puted that amount, ar­gu­ing that the city is count­ing as road spend­ing about $8 mil­lion that would go to side­walks and down­town al­leys.

In ad­di­tion, the city’s list of street projects in­cludes an ad­di­tional $8 mil­lion for

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