Extensive public input was used in the development of the $596 million, proposed 2012-2017 Bond Program. More than 800 residents attended public meetings convened by the four City Council-appointed Community Bond Committees, and Committee members heard 165 public comments during the “citizens to be heard” portion of their meetings. The Committees approved 135 projects to be considered by City Council and presented their recommendations on January 11, 2012. City Council approved 140 projects to be included in the election, which includes more than 97 percent of the Committee-recommended projects. A City of San Antonio property tax rate increase is not recommended to fund the proposed 2012-2017 Bond Program.