Denton City Council Calls for Bond Election Worth Over $221 million

Laura Nunez

The Denton City Council adopted an ordinance on Aug. 13, 2019 calling for a bond election worth over $221 million to be held on Nov. 5 with four propositions.


The City Council adopted a resolution that established a Special Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee. The 18-member committee of Denton residents held meetings from May 30 through June 27, where they evaluated the city’s facilities and infrastructure, potential projects and propositions for inclusion in a proposed bond program.


“This bond package is really about addressing our growth needs,” said building a better committee member, Tim Crouch.


A majority of the proposed bond funding was attributed for street improvements in proposition A.


“I do a lot of delivering and driving around and let’s just say that some of the roads in Denton are not really up to standard so I think it’s a really good idea that they’re trying to put more money into that,” said UNT Student Alexx Naylor.


The other propositions included in the 2019 bond election are for public safety facilities for the police department, acquisition of land and interest for parks and public art.


“Once the committee has completed its work, its then that the committee is disbanded but will typically be reformed as a committee that is separate from the city to advocate for the passage of this bond,” said Crouch.


Voters will cast a ballot for or against each bond proposition separately on Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The early voting period for this election is from Oct. 21 though Nov. 1 at various times.

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