AUSTIN, Texas — This Election Day, Nov. 5, Texas voters will see 10 state propositions on their ballots. What it means: This would allow the Legislature to create temporary property tax exemptions for people with property damaged in governor-declared disaster areas. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019. The company was started by the Dunten and Taliaferro families with the goal of combining wine, art and philanthropy. Become a Patron by contributing to Community Impact Newspaper and gain daily insight into what's happening in your own backyard. What it means: This would allow the General Land Office, the State Board of Education and other entities to double the amount of revenue they can provide the Available School Fund each year. Now is the chance to help your local community succeed. Only five council members — Rodriguez, Merc Martinez, Torres, Marte Martinez and Balli — voted in favor. This proposition, if approved, would strike all of the language currently in Section 126 of the charter, “Bridge Across the Rio Grande River.”, In its place, it would add the following: “For any public purpose, the City may acquire, construct, improve, enlarge, equip, operate or maintain one or more toll bridges over a section of the Rio Grande that forms the border between the state and the United Mexican States. What it means: This would allow TWDB to issue bonds to fund for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in areas where median household income is at or below 75% of the statewide median income level. Former Fire Chief Steve Landin speaks to city council members in this March 13, 2020 photo. Texas should reject restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. Success! Proposition I would amend the city charter to reflect gender neutral descriptions. Whether the mayor could cast the sixth vote in this case was a source of debate among council. |. State Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, retired after representing HD-148 for 25 years. Austin's mayor said he wants businesses helped by the program to be better off than they were before the pandemic. Texas should ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying, which allows your tax dollars to be spent on lobbyists who work against the taxpayer. Texas should ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying, which allows your tax dollars to be spent on lobbyists who work against the taxpayer. Texas should reject restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. At its Oct. 19 meeting, Lakeway City Council plans to discuss and possibly adopt a thoroughfare plan for the city and its extraterritorial jurisdictions. Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. How it will read on the ballot: “The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”. Former Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, vacated this seat after winning the Dallas mayoral race. FEEDBACK A dummy's guide to California 2020 ballot measures. © 2005-2020 Community Impact Newspaper Co. All rights reserved. Currently the charter specifies the city manager, the director of finance and the city tax assessor collector are required to be bonded,” Wojnowski said. Should everyone in Texas have a right to quality healthcare, protected by a universally accessible Medicare-style system that saves rural hospitals, reduces the cost of prescription drugs, and guarantees access to reproductive healthcare? “Right now, disaster areas can have their values reassessed. | She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy. Currently, the state Constitution requires that any proposal be approved by a majority of lawmakers in the House and Senate and a majority of voters in a statewide referendum. Seven propositions are on the ballot in Lakeway. Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. “Proposition four is the most controversial of any of these,” said Koehler. Four Democrats are competing for Johnson's former position.