2019 Local Election Guide

This guide includes my recommendations for bond and ballot initiatives that affect District 6 in the November 2019 election. Fewer voters typically turn out in off-cycle elections and can be notorious for hiding odd or unusual ballot measures - so please get out to vote and make your voice heard. Your vote is what will help us get things done in District 6!

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan


Early voting starts October 21. You must vote in your county of residence: Travis or Williamson County

Both counties are using a new voting system that includes a paper ballot printout! This election is a great opportunity to use the new system before the primary and general elections in 2020.


Download the voters guide handout for Travis County Download the voters guide handout for Williamson County

Travis County Voters

Travis Proposition A: Vote NO

Why: This item expands the tax levied on hotel rooms but is too vague on project details, does not increase available funds for music, culture, or historic preservation, and excludes half of District 6.

City of Austin Proposition A: Vote NO

Why: This item sets up new barriers to future youth, recreation, or sports facilities built on public land. Would also disrupt our ongoing efforts to build a new YMCA and related sports fields in District 6. Was originally targeting the soccer stadium but even the opponents of soccer no longer support this proposition.

Read the Statesman editorial to Vote NO on Prop A

Other groups opposing this proposition include: YMCA of Austin, Long Center, Zach Scott Theater, Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Ballet, Austin Symphony, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin Parks Foundation, Music Venue Alliance, Music Makes Austin, Black Fret, All ATX, Kite Festival, ACL Fest, Food and Wine Festival, SXSW, Trail of Lights, Fair Play Austin

City of Austin Proposition B:Vote NO

Why: This item would eliminate newly expanded funding for music, culture, and historic preservation, as well as new funding for homelessness solutions paid for through the hotel tax and convention center expansion. Under state law, hotel taxes cannot be spent in the ways this ballot item requires and only convention center expansion creates this new available funding. Read more on The Clawback: A Dragon in Petition's Clothing.

Read the Statesman opinion from Austin Texas Musicians and Caritas of Austin to Vote NO on Prop B

Other groups opposing this proposition include: ACL Live, Antone's, Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Austin Music Movement, Central Texas Building Trades Council, The Continental Club, ECHO - Ending Community Homeless Coalition, Empire Control Room & Garage, EQ Austin, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Laborers International Union Local 1095, The Long Center, Mohawk, Music Venue Alliance, Red River Cultural District, Save Palm School Coalition, Saxon Pub, Southwest Laborers' District Council, Stubb's, SXSW, UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, The White Horse

Williamson County Voters

Wilco Proposition A:Vote YES

Why: This item authorizes the county to issue and sell bonds not to exceed $412 million for road construction and safety improvements. The bond package includes improvements in District 6 at the intersection of Parmer and SH45 and drainage improvements in the Forest North neighborhood. Read more at http://www.wilco.org/bondelection

Wilco Proposition B:Vote YES

Why: This item authorizes the county to issue and sell bonds not to exceed $35 million for parks, trails and recreation. The bond package includes improvements in the area bordering District 6, Cedar Park, and Brushy Creek. Read more at http://www.wilco.org/bondelection

City of Austin Proposition A:Vote NO

Why: This item sets up new barriers to future youth, recreation, or sports facilities built on public land. Would also disrupt our ongoing efforts to build a new YMCA and related sports fields in District 6. Was originally targeting the soccer stadium but even the opponents of soccer no longer support this proposition.

Read the Statesman Endorsement to Vote NO on Prop A

Other groups opposing this proposition include: YMCA of Austin, Long Center, Zach Scott Theater, Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Ballet, Austin Symphony, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin Parks Foundation, Music Venue Alliance, Music Makes Austin, Black Fret, All ATX, Kite Festival, ACL Fest, Food and Wine Festival, SXSW, Trail of Lights, Fair Play Austin

City of Austin Proposition B:Vote NO

Why: This item would eliminate newly expanded funding for music, culture, and historic preservation, as well as new funding for homelessness solutions paid for through the hotel tax and convention center expansion. Under state law, hotel taxes cannot be spent in the ways this ballot item requires and only convention center expansion creates this new available funding. Read more on The Clawback: A Dragon in Petition's Clothing.

Read the Statesman opinion from Austin Texas Musicians and Caritas of Austin to Vote NO on Prop B

Other groups opposing this proposition include: ACL Live, Antone's, Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Austin Music Movement, Central Texas Building Trades Council, The Continental Club, ECHO - Ending Community Homeless Coalition, Empire Control Room & Garage, EQ Austin, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Laborers International Union Local 1095, The Long Center, Mohawk, Music Venue Alliance, Red River Cultural District, Save Palm School Coalition, Saxon Pub, Southwest Laborers' District Council, Stubb's, SXSW, UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, The White Horse