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Published on Monday, January 09, 2017

Councilwoman Viagran Votes to Approve the Final List of Projects in the 2017 Bond Program

CONTACT: Dan DeBauche o: 210-207-7066 dan.debauche@sanantonio.gov

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 19, 2017) – Today, San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to send the $850 million 2017-2022 Bond package to the voters for their approval.  The 2017-2022 Bond includes over 180 projects identified by San Antonio residents that address infrastructure improvements, new and upgraded facilities, and parks and green space development.  The bond includes millions for District 3 priorities, including:

  • Over $22 million for Streets, Bridges, and Sidewalks
  • $17.9 million for Drainage
  • Almost $3 million each for Parks and Facilities
  • Over $26 million for improvements in and around the UNESCO-designated World Heritage site, the San Antonio Missions

“I’m proud of the work District 3 residents and bond committee members did to identify and include so many street and infrastructure improvements in the bond program.  We’ve been waiting for some of these improvements for generations.  It’s a testament to the strength, leadership, and energy of our bond committee members and our District 3 neighborhood associations and community organizations.  These projects will build on the economic growth and revitalization already underway in District 3. I’m also very grateful for all the work the committee members from my district put into getting input from the community and making recommendations to City Council. I look forward to working with my constituents and all the residents of San Antonio to address questions regarding the bond program and to prepare for the vote in May.” 

During the meeting, Councilwoman Viagran motioned to remove the Hardberger Park Land Bridge from the Parks and Streets bond propositions to allow residents to vote on it independently of the other projects in the bond program.

“Though I’m still concerned about the impact the Land Bridge could have on the rest of the Bond, I fully respect my colleagues’ decision to not make my proposed changes.  I will work tirelessly to support the Bond and the vital investment it will bring to District 3 neighborhoods and all of San Antonio.”

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