Local voters overwhelmingly supported all five propositions of the city’s 2012-2017 Bond Program, which will provide $596 million in funding for critical improvements to our streets, bridges, sidewalks, drainage and flood controls, parks and recreation facilities, museums, public safety facilities, and new libraries. Thanks to the city’s excellent credit rating and careful planning, these improvements will be accomplished without a tax increase.
Now that this election is behind us, it is time to vote again, in the Primary Election, which began with early voting May 14 -25, and election day on May 29. The next election is where voters will choose party representatives in key elections including the races for US President, US Senate, US Representatives, Railroad Commissioner, Texas Supreme Court Justices, Criminal Court of Appeals Judges, State Board of Education Places, State Senators, State Representatives, 4th Court of Appeals Judges, District Judges, Bexar County Sherriff, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector, Bexar County Commissioners, Constables, Justice of the Peace and County Chair. To find out your candidates, visit the Bexar County Election Website.
"The Chamber would like to thank all of our members who helped pass the Bond Program and the many employers who passed along the information to their employees. This is a big success for our city," said Richard Perez, President and CEO.
Additionally, The Chamber acknowledges the bond tri-chairs former Mayor Lila Cockrell, former Chamber Chairman Carri Baker Wells and Dr. Tessa Martinez Pollack, President of Our Lady of the Lake University, for their steadfast work in this endeavor. Through their efforts, bond projects were identified over several months by four citizen committees. The committees, comprised of 128 community members, heard from hundreds of concerned and interested citizens and toured project areas by bus late last fall.
The Greater Chamber Board supported the 2012-2017 City Bond Program because the proposed improvements to infrastructure and our quality of life are necessary for our community’s future economic competitiveness.