District 3 newsletter outlines plans for quarter-cent transportation fund

The Burleson Heights area has another great way to learn about city issues important to residents.

The District 3 newsletter from City Council member Sabino “Pio” Renteria includes a roundup of city issues and a calendar of council, city committee and other public meetings.

The January newsletter outlines ways Renteria proposes using $1.9 million in funding for transportation and mobility improvements in the district. The priority list was compiled after several town halls and neighborhood meetings in East and South Austin, with input from City of Austin Transportation and Public Works staff. See the list of proposed projects, such as bike lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, here.

The funding comes from a portion of Capital Metro revenue known as the quarter-cent fund, and is earmarked for transportation projects that would have a low cost and high impact. In December 2015, Austin City Council voted to distribute $1.9 million to each of the city’s 10 council districts. Mayor Steve Adler will prioritize how to spend another $2.8 million across the city.

Renteria’s District 3 newsletter is distributed via e-mail. There are two ways to sign up:

You’ll be sent an e-mail to confirm your address before you’re added to the mailing list.

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About burlyheights

C. Forrest is a longtime resident of Burleson Heights.
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