UPDATED: Irving council approves posting $553.2M in bond propositions on May ballot

The bond would be scheduled for the May 2 ballot. (Courtesy Folio)
The bond would be scheduled for the May 2 ballot. (Courtesy Folio)

The bond would be scheduled for the May 2 ballot. (Courtesy Folio)

Irving City Council approved putting forward over $550 million in bond propositions on the May 2 ballot at a Feb. 13 meeting.

The bond funds are split among 12 different propositions, with the three largest being a $207 million proposition for street improvements; a $152 million proposition for a joint police and fire department public safety campus; and a $78 million bond for parks, open space and recreation facilities, according to city documents.

Early versions of the bond report split the funds among seven propositions, while the approved bond funds are split among 12. Council Member Wm. David Palmer said at a Feb. 13 meeting that the 12 propositions should provide voters more options.

“Before, when we’ve had [bond propositions] on the ballot, it’s been one big amount; you vote yes or no,” he said. “This has got a variety of different categories in it, so I always encourage people to go vote.”

Here is a link to the 12 bond propositions that will receive Irving voter consideration in May.

Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 to include council's vote.
By Gavin Pugh

After reporting for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano paper for over two years, Gavin launched the Coppell, Valley Ranch and Las Colinas edition in October 2019. As editor, Gavin's beat includes transportation, municipal government, education and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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