Voters on May 4 overwhelming approved the city of Frisco’s five bond measures worth $345 million, including funds to relocate the public library.
The city’s 24 separate charter amendments also were approved Saturday by comfortable margins.
The city sought voter approval for five bond measures: $155 million for transportation, $12 million for public works, $53.5 million for parks and recreation, $62.5 million for public safety and $62 million for the library. This is the city’s largest bond package to date.
City officials had been discussing for years what to do with the library, which has outgrown its current space at city hall. With voter approval, Frisco plans to renovate space at the city-owned Beal Building at Cotton Gin Road and Dallas Parkway. The library would take over the area currently occupied by GEA, a food processing technology supplier.
The Frisco Discovery Center, which includes Sci-Tech Discovery Center, a black box theater, the National Videogame Museum and the Museum of the American Railroad’s TrainTopia, would remain.
Among the charter amendments is one that changes the requirements for filing for Frisco.
City Council candidates who apply for a place on the ballot will also have to pay a $200 filing fee or submit a petition. The petition would have to have signatures from either 25 qualified Frisco voters or 0.5 percent of the total votes in the last mayoral election, whichever is greater.
For the full list of charter amendments, visit www.friscotexas.com.
Election results are unofficial until canvassed.