How Austin’s Prop 15, the Affordable Housing Bond, Lost

All City of Austin bonds passed on election night except one: Proposition 15, which would have dedicated $78.3 million to affordable housing.

Mark Yznaga managed the campaign for Prop 15. He notes that many of the suburban precincts that  voted against Prop 15 are in Travis County Precinct 3, which saw a highly-contested race between incumbent Democrat Karen Huber and Republican Gerald Daugherty.

“The other bonds did pass, but that’s because we have history there,” he says. “We know what transportation is, we know what parks are. We don’t yet have this community experience with housing.”

KUT News


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