2012 Bond News Release - September 30, 2011

Bond Committee meetings set for proposed 2012 Bond

For immediate release contact: Roland Martinez

September 30, 2011

The public is invited to upcoming meetings of the Community Bond Committees for the City of San Antonio’s proposed 2012-2017 Bond Program.

The proposed $596 million Bond Program will be allocated in four categories: Streets/Bridges/Sidewalks, Drainage, Parks, and Facilities/Community Initiatives. The election is planned for May 2012.

Mayor Julián Castro and City Council approved the recommended community members to serve on four Bond Committees. Mayor Castro appointed Lila Cockrell, Carri Baker Wells and Tessa Martinez Pollack as tri-chairs for the proposed 2012-2017 Bond.

The Committees are based on the Bond Program allocations of Streets/Bridges/Sidewalks, Drainage, Parks, and Facilities/Community Initiatives. The Committee format consists of co-chairs for each committee appointed by the Mayor and 30 members per committee with each City Council Member appointing three of the members for each committee.

Meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. Initial committee meetings are scheduled as follows:


  • Monday, October 3 – Streets/Bridges/Sidewalks
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Drainage
  • Thursday, October 6 – Facilities/Community Initiatives
  • Tuesday, October 11 – Parks


All meetings will be at the Cliff Morton Development & Business Services Center, 2nd floor Training Room, at 1901 S. Alamo and South Flores streets. Meeting agendas for the four initial meetings include review of Committee roles and responsibilities, Open Meeting requirements and City Ethics Code, progress update on the status of the 2007 Bond Program, and City staff bond project recommendations.