2007 Bond News Release - January 29, 2008
Council to hear progress report on bond program

City Council will hear a progress report on the $550 million Bond Program that San Antonio citizens approved last May.

The briefing will be given during the Council’s B-Session, which is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in the “B” Room of the Municipal Plaza Building, 114 W. Commerce St. The Council will be briefed on the 151 projects that make up the largest bond program in the city’s history.

San Antonio has adopted the motto of “On schedule, on budget” for the 2007-2012 Bond Program. The Bond Program is a major priority for City Manager Sheryl Sculley and Mayor Phil Hardberger, who made reference to it during his “State of the City” address last week.

At the recommendation of the City Manager, City Council approved the formation of a new department, Capital Improvements Management Services Department (CIMS), to focus on substantially completing the 2007-2012 Bond Program by the end of June 2012.

The B-Session presentation will highlight the program’s completed projects and those currently in construction.

“The City is coordinating with the consultant and contracting community to aggressively pursue the design and construction of the 151 projects identified by the voters for the 2007-2012 Bond Program,” said CIMS Director Mike Frisbie.

The projects are split into the following five propositions – streets, bridges and sidewalks; drainage; parks, recreation, open space and athletics improvements; libraries; and public health facilities.