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5/1/2012

Vote Early for City Improvements in the General Election

Bexar County voters have already begun casting ballots for this year’s general election, which includes the City’s 2012 Proposed Bond Program. The bond program would provide needed capital improvements for our city, including better streets, safer sidewalks, reduced flooding and new and improved parks, libraries, fire stations and museums. The Chamber’s Board of Directors supports all five of the Bond Proposals.

Early voting for the City of San Antonio’s $596 million proposed bond started April 30 and continues through Tuesday, May 8. Election Day is Saturday, May 12.

Early voting hours vary as listed here:

  • April 30 - May 4: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • May 5: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • May 6: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • May 7 & May 8: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 following sites:

  • 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.

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