Tarrant County College $825M bond passes with 60% of votes

Tarrant County voters approved TCC's bone proposition Nov. 5. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tarrant County voters approved TCC's bone proposition Nov. 5. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Tarrant County voters approved TCC's bone proposition Nov. 5. (Courtesy Fotolia)

With all voting centers reporting, voters in Tarrant County cast ballots in favor of Tarrant County College's $825 million bond in the Nov. 5 election.

Results show 31,455 voters—about 60%—were in favor of the single-proposition package that will bring renovations and improvements to each of the college's five campuses and its online school.

The college district expects to repay the bonds without any increase in the property tax rate, Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini said.

The bond proposition allocate $190 million for quality improvements, $202 million in infrastructure improvements and $433 million in campus redevelopment projects.

To pay for the debt from the bond program, the college plans to adjust its cash funding and use some extra resources in its operating budget.


With the bond's approval, the design process for the first phase of construction will begin this year and stretch into 2020, according to information on the district's website. Classroom renovations at Tarrant County College's Northeast Campus are expected to begin in late 2020.

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