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MeetingDate:June11,2013

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AGENDAITEMCOVERSHEET SUBJECT ReviewandpossibledirectiontoterminatethecurrentcontractwithLoneStarRailDistrictintheannual amountof$50,000asevidencedbytheresultsofthe2012CitizenSurveyTommyGonzalez,Councilmember, District7 TheCityofGeorgetownrecentlyconductedaCitizenSurveyin2012.Thesurveyresultswithregardtorailand transitareoutlinedbelow.


WhatchangewouldmakeGeorgetownabetterplacetolive?(Markonlyoneanswer.) 2012 2012Valid 2010Perc Frequency Percent ent Addpublictransportation 95 10.9% 16.7%
Choicewordingin2010wasPublictransportation;Choicewordingin2010wasNothing,likeitasis

WhenSurveyRespondentswereaskedwhatchangeswouldmakeGeorgetownabetterplacetolive; only11%oftherespondentsindicatedthataddingpublictransportationwouldmakeGeorgetowna betterplacetolive.Theoptionaddpublictransportationalsosawthehighestdecreasefrom

2010(17%)to2012(11%).
Transportation Citizens were asked if they would or would not support a tax increase for multiple transportation related items. Overall, citizens were reluctant to support a tax increase, with no item garnering support fromthemajorityofrespondents.Approximately46%ofcitizenswouldsupportataxincreasetoextend sidewalks to new locations, making this the most supported item. Only onequarter (27%) of citizens supportincreasedtaxestoaddafixedroutebussystem Would Would Supporta Not TaxIncrease Support aTax Increase Buildcommuterrailsystem 36% 65% toAustinandSanAntonio Wouldyoubewillingtoincreasepropertytaxestofundthefollowingitems:Addfixedroutebussystem 2012 2012 Frequency Valid Percent Yes 202 27.2% No 559 72.8% TotalValid 761 100.0% Don'tknow/Not 144 sure Noanswer 81 Totalmissing 225 Total 986


Wouldyoubewillingtoincreasepropertytaxestofundthefollowingitems:Buildcommuterrail systemtoAustinandSanAntonio 2012 Frequency 280 526 806 102 78 180 986 2012 Valid Percent 35.5% 64.5% 100.0%

Yes No TotalValid Don'tknow/ Notsure Noanswer Totalmissing Total

Inresponsetothe2012CitizenSurvey,Councilisrequestedtoconsiderterminatingthecurrentcontractthe CityhaswiththeLoneStarRailDistrictintheamountof$50,000. FINANCIALIMPACT: CostsavingstoBudgetandGeneralFundintheamountof$50,000annuallythatiscurrentlypaidtotheLone StarRailDistrict. SubmittedBy: TommyGonzalez,Councilmember,District7