Our Plan vs Their Plan

more money for things that we love about Austin

Reallocating the Hotel and Occupancy Tax (HOT) frees up millions of dollars. Here’s what we could do if Proposition B passes this November.

 UnConventional Austin Plan
 

Capital Investments (partner with Travis Co) 
Convention Center Renovation $300,000,000 
Travis County Exposition Center* $300,000,000 
Palm School (with Travis County)* $ 100,000,000
Visitor’s Centers (all over town)* $40,000,000
Mexican American Cultural Center* $75,000,000
Barton Springs Bathhouse* $10,000,000
Long Center Improvements* $25,000,000
Red River Cultural District* $25,000,000
Six Square* $25,000,000

ATX Annual Allocation of Tourism Investment 
Debt Service on Capital Investments $22,000,000
Debt Service and Operations of Convention Center  $50,000,000
Cultural Arts Program $12,000,000
Historic Preservation Program $12,000,000
Live Music $10,000,000
National TV Marketing Campaign $ 2,500,000
Tourism Transportation System $3,000,000
Austin Film Commission $3,500,000
Local Business Promotional Program $2,000,000
Arts Events Marketing Program $500,000
Visit Austin $4,000,000
Event Marketing Fund $500,000
Cultural District Marketing $500,000
Environmental Tourism $500,000

Tourism Public Improvement District (1 cent) 
Homelessness Funding $5,500,000

Expansion Plan 

Capital Investments (city only) 
Convention Center Expansion $1,357,000,000

Palm School (Community Venue) $45,561,000

Annual Allocation of Tourism Investment 
Debt Service on new CC expansion $15,000,000
Debt Service on prior CC expansion $22,000,000
Convention Center Operations $61,000,000
Cultural Arts Program $12,000,000
Historic Preservation Program $15,500,000
Live Music $3,500,000 

 

 

 

 

Tourism Public Improvement District (1 cent)
Homelessness Funding $4,400,000