2012 Bond News Release - December 1, 2011

Bond Committee members to tour proposed projects

For immediate release contact: Roland Martinez

December 1, 2011

Members of the Community Bond Committees for the City of San Antonio’s proposed 2012-2017 Bond Program will tour some of the recommended projects Saturday, December 3.

Four buses will transport the respective committees of Streets/Bridges/Sidewalks, Drainage, Parks, and Facilities/Community Initiatives. The tours will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Cliff Morton Development & Business Services Center, located at 1901 S. Alamo and South Flores streets. After visiting several of the proposed projects for those propositions, the buses will return at 3:30 p.m.

City staff will accompany the committee members on the buses to discuss the projects and answer questions. The tours will proceed rain or shine.

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 the four Bond committees. Mayor Castro appointed Lila Cockrell, Carri Baker Wells and Tessa Martinez Pollack as tri-chairs for the proposed 2012-2017 Bond Program.

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.

For more information, visit the 2012 Bond web site – www.sanantonio.gov/2012Bond.