2012 Bond News Release - April 23, 2012

Early voting for proposed bond program begins April 30

For immediate release contact: Roland Martinez

April 23, 2012

Early voting for the City of San Antonio’s $596 million proposed 2012-2017 Bond Program starts Monday, April 30, and continues through Tuesday, May 8.

Election Day is Saturday, May 12.

Early voting hours vary as listed here:

  • Monday, April 30, through Friday, May 4 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6 – 12 noon to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Information on early voting and Election Day polling locations is available at this web site - www.sanantonio.gov/2012bond. Early voting information also is available by clicking on the “Information Guide” on the web site.

On Election Day, registered voters must cast their ballot at their designated precinct’s polling site. During early voting, however, voters may cast their ballot at any of the sites listed here:

  • Bexar County Justice Center – 300 Dolorosa
  • Brook Hollow Branch Library – 530 Heimer Road
  • Claude Black Center – 2805 E. Commerce
  • Cody Branch Library – 11441 Vance Jackson
  • Collins Garden Branch Library – 200 N. Park
  • East Central ISD Administration Building – 6634 New Sulphur Springs Road
  • Fair Oaks Ranch City Hall (Council Chambers) – 7286 Dietz Elkhorn
  • Great Northwest Branch Library – 9050 Wellwood
  • Henry A. Guerra Jr. Branch Library – 7978 W. Military Drive
  • John Igo Branch Library – 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway
  • Johnston Branch Library – 6307 Sun Valley Drive
  • Julia Yates Semmes Branch Library @ Comanche Lookout Park – 15060 Judson Road
  • Las Palmas Branch Library – 515 Castroville Road
  • Leon Valley Conference Center – 6421 Evers Road
  • Lions Field – 2809 Broadway
  • Maury Maverick Jr. Branch Library – 8700 Mystic Park
  • McCreless Branch Library – 1023 Ada
  • Mission Branch Library – 3134 Roosevelt Ave.
  • Northside Activity Center – 7001 Culebra
  • Olmos Basin Golf Club House – 7022 McCullough
  • Parman Branch Library @ Stone Oak – 20735 Wilderness Oak
  • Shavano Park City Hall (City Hall lobby) – 900 Saddletree Court
  • South Park Mall – 2310 S.W. Military
  • St. Benedict’s Church – 4535 Lord Road
  • Tobin Branch Library @ Oakwell – 4134 Harry Wurzbach
  • Universal City / City Hall – 2150 Universal City Blvd.
  • Windcrest Takas Park Civic Center – 9310 Jim Seal Drive
  • Wonderland of Americas @ Crossroads Mall – 4522 Fredericksburg

The proposed Bond Program includes 140 projects in five propositions:

  • Streets, Bridges & Sidewalks Improvements – $337.44 million
  • Drainage & Flood Control Improvements – $128.03 million
  • Parks, Recreation & Open Space Improvements – $87.15 million
  • Library, Museum & Cultural Arts Facilities Improvements – $29.03 million
  • Public Safety Facilities Improvements – $14.35 million

Voters will consider each proposition separately. A City of San Antonio property tax rate increase is not recommended to fund the proposed Bond Program. The City’s current property tax rate is projected to be sufficient to fund the debt service payments for the program. The proposed Bond Program does not include funding for the VIA streetcar project. The May 12 election also includes one City of San Antonio Charter Amendment proposition.