In anticipation of the 2024 capital bond program, the city of Dallas Office of Bond and Construction Management is hosting a virtual open house series to learn community needs.

The open house series is meant to connect with and engage Dallas residents to hear what they want the bond funds to be allocated for. During the series, residents will be able to learn about the bond program and ask questions.

The 2024 capital bond program will allocate about $1 billion to infrastructure and public safety priorities, such as streets, transportation, housing, stormwater, city facilities, cultural arts and economic development. An election for the bond package is expected to be held in May 2024, according to the bond office.

The city's 2017 bond program included 10 propositions on streets and transportation, park and recreation facilities, Fair Park, flood protection and storm drainage, library facilities, cultural and performing arts, public safety facilities, city facilities, economic development, and homeless assistance facilities.

Dallas City Council is expected to consider the addition of a new proposition relating to housing and related housing infrastructure this fall or winter. If approved, the proposition will invest not only in housing developments but also in infrastructure, including streets, traffic and storm drainage improvements to promote housing opportunities in areas of need, according to the bond office.

The open house series will be held on a monthly basis via Webex. The meeting information will be updated on the bond office website and on social media.

Here are the scheduled dates for the open house series:
  • May 18 at 6 p.m.
  • June 15 at 6 p.m.
  • July 20 at 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
A schedule of the city’s community bond task force and subcommittee meetings is also available on the bond office website. The public are not allowed to comment during the meetings, but each committee will have comment cards for questions and suggestions.