How should Dallas spend $600 million in future bond funds?

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

If voters approve it next May, the city could acquire $600-$800 million in general obligation bonds to spend on infrastructure such as streets, sidewalks, libraries and parks.

Several town hall meetings are coming up to hear how neighbors think those borrowed millions should be spent.

Oct. 11, Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 12, Hampton-Illinois Library, councilmen Scott Griggs and Casey Thomas, 6 p.m.
Oct. 15, Kiest Recreation Center, Arnold, 10 a.m.
Oct. 18, Hitt Auditorium at Methodist, Griggs, 6 p.m.

City Council has developed a preliminary inventory of projects that could be included in the bond program. In our neighborhood, there are nearly 690 proposals, including:

$6.8 million to replace fire station No. 52,
$6.3 million to replace the North Oak Cliff Library,
$2.5 million for erosion control along Coombs Creek from Hampton to Davis,
$500,000 to install streetlights in the Elmwood commercial district
and $23,000 to build sidewalks on Irwindell at Coombs Creek Boulevard.

Use this how-to and search or peruse the city’s list of desires.

By |2016-09-28T09:23:42-05:00September 28th, 2016|News|2 Comments

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  1. Doug Klembara October 1, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Totally agreed on downtown Elmwood getting lights. Would be huge!!

  2. lakewoodhobo September 28, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    I think the streetlights in Elmwood are critical. Nothing will thrive in that business district until people can walk safely from one end to the other. I’m a huge supporter of the new library as well.

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