About Prop J

Ballot Language

Proposition J: Shall a city ordinance be adopted to require both a waiting period and subsequent voter approval period, a total of up to three years, before future comprehensive revisions of the City's land development code become effective?

What this means

Austin’s rapid growth is showing no signs of slowing down, and our city must make changes to our laws to ensure we do not lose what makes Austin special. The special interests behind Proposition J don’t want our city to act quickly or comprehensively to solve our problems.

If Prop J passes, Austin will lose its ability to quickly and meaningfully address the challenges brought on by our rapid growth - such as affordability, traffic, gentrification, and flooding.


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