The City wants to spend $1.2 billion to demolish, rebuild, and expand the Convention Center. Proposition B offers an alternative plan that simply reallocates a portion of the Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue to provides millions of dollars more to support music, promote cultural tourism, and address homelessness without the expansion expenditure.
1. Prioritizes public funds to promote and invest in all the things we love about Austin, many of which we are at risk of losing — music, arts, parks, pools, local businesses, and preserving Austin’s history.
2. Gives Austinites a vote on the expansion of the Convention Center
3. Requires transparency in how public dollars are spent by the multinational hotels who run Visit Austin (the Convention Center’s marketing arm).
WHY IS PROPOSITION B IMPORTANT?