Coun­cil to dis­cuss park­land ac­qui­si­tion

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — CIARA O’ROURKE, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

Coun­cil mem­bers are ex­pected to dis­cuss Tues­day the re­sults of three non­bind­ing propo­si­tions that were on the Novem­ber bal­lot to gauge whether or not res­i­dents sup­port the city adding to its pub­lic river­front park­land.

The first propo­si­tion over­whelm­ingly passed, with 75 per­cent of vot­ers say­ing the city should ac­quire the 70 acres of river­front east of In­ter­state 35 known as Cape’s Camp.

But that sup­port wa­vered when faced with a tax hike and em­i­nent do­main.

Just more than 51 per­cent of vot­ers voted against the pos­si­bil­ity of the city us­ing em­i­nent do­main to ac­quire the land, and nearly 65 per­cent were in op­po­si­tion if it meant rais­ing prop­erty taxes if nec­es­sary.

Tues­day’s meet­ing starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hop­kins Drive.

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