Community Bond Committee meetings resume
Residents invited to offer input on $550 million bond program
Beginning January 8, four Community Bond Committees will continue to consider projects proposed as part of the City’s 2007-2012 Bond Program. The committees were established to obtain community input and analyze potential projects to be included as part of the $550 million bond program set for voter consideration on May 12. Each of the committees met at least once in December before taking a break for the holidays.
Residents are invited to attend any community bond meeting to participate and offer input in the discussion of proposed projects. Information discussed during the meetings will be evaluated by each committee to formulate a recommended bond program to be submitted to the City Council by January 31. Meetings will be held at the Development and Business Services Center, 1901 S. Alamo, in either the Board Room or Training Room, according to the following schedule:
- Monday, January 8, 3:00 p.m. Community Initiatives Committee (Training Room)
- Monday, January 8, 5:30 p.m. Parks Committee (Training Room)
- Tuesday, January 9, 5:00 p.m. Streets and Sidewalks Committee (Board Room)
- Wednesday, January 10, 5:30 p.m. Drainage Committee (Training Room)
- Tuesday, January 16, 5:00 p.m. Streets and Sidewalks Committee (Training Room)
- Wednesday, January 17, 5:30 p.m. Drainage Committee (Training Room)
- Thursday, January 18, 3:00 p.m. Community Initiatives Committee (Board Room)
- Monday, January 22, 5:00 p.m. Parks Committee (Board Room)
- Tuesday, January 23, 5:00 p.m. Streets and Sidewalks Committee (Training Room)
Information from each meeting, including an agenda, minutes, staff presentation and citizen and committee comments, are posted to the program’s website at www.sanantonio.gov/2007bond. Residents also are encouraged to submit ideas to the Community Bond Committee’s Project Suggestion Box located on the website. The box was established to collect community input on potential bond projects for review by the four committees.
The proposed five-year, $550 million bond program does not include a property tax rate increase. City Council has allocated $300 million to streets and sidewalk improvements, $150 million to drainage improvements, $50 million for park improvements, and $50 million for community initiative neighborhood improvements. Each of the committees will conduct at least three public meetings.
The four committees include: Streets and Sidewalks; Drainage; Parks; and Community Initiatives. Each committee is made up of 32 members -- two co-chairs appointed by Mayor Phil Hardberger and 30 committee members, three representing each Council district and appointed by their respective Councilpersons.