Bond Program 2022

What Is on the Ballot

Prop A: Transportation

  • $86,600,000

This proposition would provide funding for continued expansion and improvements to City’s roadway infrastructure, bike and pedestrian facilities and traffic signals. Potential projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Major intersection upgrade at Whitestone and 183A
  • Neighborhood and major road resurfacing
  • New bike and pedestrian facilities
  • New and widened roadways, turn lanes, traffic signals and technology

Prop B: Parks & Recreation

  • $42,200,000

This proposition would provide funding for City parks, trails and open space facilities expansion or improvements, and associated costs. Potential parks and recreation projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Lakeline Park Phase 2
  • Trails development
  • Veterans Pool remodeling and expansion
  • Brushy Creek Sports Park athletic field turf improvements

Prop C: Public Safety

  • $30,000,000

This proposition, would provide funding that primarily includes the design and construction of a joint training facility for Police, Fire, and Emergency Management and an Emergency Operations Center for emergency management use during disasters and emergencies. This joint facility will be located on land currently owned by the City.

Proposed Projects List

The following list contains some of the projects that could be included in the proposed General Obligation Bond package:

Not limited to but could include:

Whitestone Boulevard at 183A Innovative Intersection Improvements

Construct major intersection improvements to increase vehicular capacity and improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.

New Hope Drive at 183A Innovative Intersection Improvements Design

Design major intersection improvements to increase vehicular capacity and improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. Covers design only, so it is ready to build, as completed design improves opportunities to secure funding from other sources.

Major Roads Resurfacing

Resurface major roads to extend service life, improve safety and mobility for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and enhance visual appearance of roadways.

Neighborhood Roads Resurfacing

Resurface streets in neighborhoods to extend service life, improve safety and mobility for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and enhance visual appearance of roadways.

Turn Lane Improvements

Install turn lanes at driveways and intersections, allowing turning vehicles to move from main travel lanes and slow down to make turn, which increases safety and improves traffic flow.

Bike & Pedestrian Improvements

Add two 10-to-12 feet-wide concrete sidewalk/path for pedestrians and cyclists: from Bell District to existing sidewalk/path at 183A, from Anderson Mill Road to Little Elm Trail and other paths as recommended from the Mobility Master Plan currently under development.

Anderson Mill Road Phase 2

Expand roadway with upgraded intersections and turn lanes designed to improve safety and traffic flow, completing four-lane divided roadway between Cypress Creek Road and Whitestone Boulevard (Ranch to Market Road (RM) 1431).

Toro Grande North Extension

Extends and expands Toro Grande from Whitestone Boulevard (RM 1431) to New Hope Drive, providing key mobility connection between these two major arterial roadways.

New Hope Drive - Whitestone Boulevard (RM 1431) to Lakeline Boulevard

Design to expand section of New Hope Drive to four-lane, divided roadway with bicycle lanes, from Whitestone Boulevard (RM 1431) to Lakeline Boulevard.

Lakeline Boulevard Ice Damage Repair & Safety Improvements

Repair and partial reconstruction of section of Lakeline Boulevard from Continental Pass to Cedar Hills Drive, due to damage from February 2021 Ice Storm.

Ronald Reagan Boulevard Expansion Design

Design future expansion of Ronald Reagan Boulevard (Farm to Market Road (FM) 734) to six lanes from Whitestone Boulevard (RM 1431) to northern City limits. Covers design only, so it is ready to build, as completed design improves opportunities to secure funding from other sources.

Traffic Signal Improvements

Construct or reconstruct several traffic signals and add new safety technology to several traffic signals citywide.

How the Proposed Bond Package Was Developed

During summer 2021, City Council created a 15-member Bond Advisory Task Force (BATF) to evaluate and develop recommendations for the City Council to consider for a future bond program. The BATF was charged with reviewing capital improvement projects and prioritizing, ranking and grouping projects for proposed programs, reviewing financial feasibility of proposed programs, providing opportunities for citizen engagement, and submitting a final report to City Council.

The Bond Advisory Task Force was comprised of the following members:

  • Bond Advisory Task Force Speaker in a White ShirtStephen Thomas (Chair)
  • Chris Bowman
  • Sade Fashokun
  • Debra Glovsky
  • Ginger Goodin
  • Jami Hafiz
  • Darron Jurajda
  • Michael Litton
  • Tony Moline
  • Brian Rice
  • Sharon Richardson
  • Barbara Shaffer
  • Craig Snow
  • Patrick Walz
  • Ryan Wood

During this thoughtful and deliberative process, the BATF studied the City's various capital projects proposed and considered long-range strategic plans related to City services and infrastructure, as well as long-term economic forecasting. The BATF engaged with the public throughout the process before finalizing its list of recommendations.

In January, the BATF presented its recommendations to City Council, who approved the final bond package to go before voters in May 2022.

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