The BIG Picture: 2017 Capital Bond Program
The City of Dallas is seeking citizen feedback on how funds should be allocated for the 2017 Bond Program through a new educational initiative, Picture Dallas.
The 2017 Bond Program, separate from the City’s annual budget, focuses on improving capital funding for City of Dallas assets such as facilities, streets and alleys, libraries and parks. Funding initially estimated to be 600 to 800 million dollars will be provided by General Obligation Bonds and paid back over time.
Residents are encouraged to share how they picture the future of the City of Dallas by using the hashtag #PictureDallas on social media and by visiting dallasbond.com.
A first round of public meetings, where residents will be able to voice their opinions, will be Oct. 3-20. The second round, to be held Jan. 4-20, will provide an overview of the City Manager’s recommended program. The City Council will vote on the Bond Program on May 6, 2017. A digital survey will be made available on the website and at all town hall meetings.
A digital needs inventory map has been developed based on maintenance records, master plans, citizen input and Council recommendations. On this map, residents can view the estimated cost for new, refurbished or rehabilitated projects.