Cedar Park voters to decide on new bond propositions



Cedar Park voters to decide on new bond propositionsOn Election Day, Nov. 3, Cedar Park residents can vote on four propositions that would fund city projects and improvements.

If voters approve all four propositions, the city would issue $96.7 million in bonds in 2016. The city would use the bonds to fund a series of city projects, which would include improvements to major roads and parks as well as construction of a new location for the Cedar Park Public Library.

In March, Cedar Park City Council appointed a 15-member Bond Advisory Task Force. The task force’s members then held meetings and outreach efforts throughout the year, asking residents what bond projects they would rank as most important for the city to pursue without raising property tax rates. In July the task force recommended two lists of projects that city staffers consolidated into one list. On Aug. 13 council voted to call for the bond election.

The city’s previous bond election was held in 2007. Voters approved a total of $62.1 million in bonds for city projects, including $36.2 million for roads, $18 million for parks and $7.9 million for public safety. However, voters did not approve $19.57 million for a proposed new City Hall.

The League of Women Voters also a Voters Guide with more information that can be accessed here.

Cedar Oark voters to decide on new bond propositionsCedar Park voters to decide on new bond propositions

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Stephen Burnett has been a community journalist since 2005. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in November 2013. For the cities of Cedar Park, Leander and northwest Austin, he covers city and county government, business, development, events, transportation, utilities and more.
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