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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Voters Approve Bonds for Drainage, Public Safety, Facilities and Animal Shelter

Sugar Land, TX – Based on unofficial election results, Sugar Land voters decisively approved four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million on Nov. 5. 

The election results will be canvassed at a special City Council meeting on Nov. 12, and official results will be announced at that time. 

The four approved propositions include:

  • $47.6 million in drainage projects intended to reduce flooding residents experienced during major rain events;
  • $26.3 million in public safety and public facility projects, including $11.5 million to fund a new emergency operations center/public safety dispatch building that fulfills a recommendation from a 2015 Facilities Master Plan;
  • $10.26 million in streets projects focusing on improvements to mobility and reinvestment into the city’s street network; and
  • $6.6 million to fund the design and construction of a new animal shelter -- another recommendation from the 2015 Facilities Master Plan -- to address projected animal capacity from the city’s growth.
GO Bond - Final Results

The projects included in the propositions were selected based on extensive planning through various master plans, City Council input and the results of citizen satisfaction surveys that indicated drainage, public safety and traffic/mobility are the top three priorities for residents. 

“The bond election provided an opportunity for our residents to choose whether to authorize property taxes to fund projects that were identified through years of community input,” said Assistant City Manager Chris Steubing. “The vote reaffirms that residents believe the approved projects are important to Sugar Land and demonstrates the public’s continued confidence in the city’s strong and responsible financial stewardship.”  

Work will begin on the implementation strategy that will be presented to City Council next spring as part of the fiscal year 2021 budget process, including implementation of a maximum tax rate increase of 3 cents to support the delivery of the bond program during the next three years. The projects are expected to be completed within three to four years.

Learn more about the approved bond projects at www.sugarlandtx.gov/GObonds, and view unofficial results at www.sugarlandtx.gov/elections.

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