Published on April 08, 2022
Fort Worth residents will vote Saturday, May 7, on two initiatives that address issues facing Fort Worth. A series of community meetings to inform residents continues this week.
On monday april 11attend a meeting at the East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bond Election 2022
The $560 million bond package includes proposals to fund capital projects in Fort Worth’s neighborhoods and business districts. The size of the bond package was designed to operate within the existing property tax rate. If approved, the bonds are expected to be fully repaid without increasing the property tax rate.
The bond program is divided into five proposals. Voters can vote for or against each proposal on the ballot.
Proposal A: $360,218,300 for projects related to streets and mobility.
Proposal B: $123,955,500 for parks and recreation projects, including a new aquatic center in the Stop Six neighborhood and a rebuilt Forest Park pool.
Proposal C: $12,505,200 for a new library in the far northwest of Fort Worth.
Proposal D$39,321,000 for police and fire department public safety facilities. Included is a proposed headquarters for the Northwest Patrol Division.
Proposal E: $15,000,000 for the City’s Open Space program, which aims to acquire natural spaces.
Learn more about the bond package.
Thirteen proposed amendments to the city charter will be on the May 7 ballot. Voters can vote for or against each of the proposals individually. Among the proposals is increasing the annual salary of the mayor and council members, as well as other proposals to remove outdated language and reflect the current organization of Fort Worth city government.
Learn more about the charter election.
Residents can also submit questions and comments by email.
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