CLIP: Wear: Adler’s pitch for Austin bond election on I-35 faces tight timetable

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Photo Courtesy Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman

If it’s an even-numbered year, and it’s Austin, we’re probably having a transportation bond election.

After all, the city held one in 2006 asking for $103.1 million, and it passed. After a break in 2008, when the economy was in collapse and no one would have dared float a bond, in 2010 the city sought $90 million of borrowing for transportation (also a yes).In 2012, the city requested authority for another $143.3 million (yes, yet again). In 2014, less than 15 months ago, the city asked for a heady billion dollars for light rail and highway spending, but that one was emphatically rejected by voters.

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