Sugar Land voters decisively approved four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million on November 5, 2019. The election results were canvassed at a special City Council meeting on November 12, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Bond Projects Map
The GO Bond projects map provides a city-wide perspective on GO Bond projects including additional details on all projects.