Plano City Council calls May 4 election for nearly $45M in new bonds

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When Plano residents head to the polls in May to select their local city and school board representatives, they will also have a chance to weigh in on tens of millions of dollars in bonds for roads, parks and city facilities.

Plano City Council on Feb. 11 scheduled a May 4 bond referendum that will give voters the choice of whether to authorize the city to issue nearly $44.7 million in bonds.

The bonds would be used to finance repairs of major streets and residential roadways, as well as alleys, parks, trails, libraries and other facilities.

The 2019 bonds are a fraction of the cost of the last package the city proposed in 2017, which called for more than $224 million in funding for city infrastructure projects. Of the amount the city proposed that year, voters approved all but one proposition: $3.5 million for the preservation of the Collinwood House.

The May 4 bonds will be split into three propositions. Residents will vote each of the following separately:

  • $18.8 million for street maintenance
  • $17.9 million for parks and recreation
  • $8 million for municipal facilities projects
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Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Dallas Morning News and The Associated Press in Oklahoma City.
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