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DENTON, TEXAS – Residents of Denton, Texas, will cast their ballots on November 7, 2023, to decide the fate of several pivotal bond measures proposed by the City Council. The measures, totaling $309,590,000, target improvements in various sectors including infrastructure, public safety, parks, and affordable housing.

What’s On The Ballot?

  1. Proposition A: Streets – Totaling $45,125,000, this proposition allocates funds for the enhancement of city streets, bridges, and sidewalks. Among the primary projects are the improvements on Mingo Road and Ruddell Drive.
  2. Proposition B: Drainage and Flood Control – This measure, worth $58,860,000, focuses on improvements to drainage and flood control systems, emphasizing the Oakland Drainage and Pecan Creek Tributary improvements.
  3. Proposition C: Park System – With a hefty allocation of $148,590,000, Measure C will finance city park improvements, including the construction of an inclusive playground and renovations of the South Branch Library.
  4. Proposition D: Public Safety – Valued at $42,015,000, this proposition eyes investments in public safety facilities, most notably the expansions of Fire Station #5 and #6 and the Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center.
  5. Proposition E: Affordable Housing – This $15,000,000 measure targets the construction and renovation of affordable housing facilities for low to moderate-income families.
  6. Proposition F: Active Adult Center – $47,360,000 is proposed for the development of a new active adults center.
  7. Proposition G: South Branch Library – This $49,545,000 measure will fund a new South Branch Library.
  8. Proposition H: City Hall West – With an allocation of $18,235,000, City Hall West is set to undergo renovations for event space and city administrative services.

To pass, each measure needs a majority vote from Denton residents. If approved, the City Council can then issue general obligation bonds, supported by annual ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in Denton.

The bond program, which underwent thorough analysis and community consultations, saw significant contributions from the Special Citizens Bond Advisory Committee. Comprising 40 community members, the committee met seven times over two months in the summer of 2023, evaluating and ranking the projects for the city’s bond program.

Residents are encouraged to delve into the details of these measures and ensure their voices are heard by participating in the voting process.

Key Dates to Remember:

  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Early Voting: Oct. 23 to Nov. 3, 2023
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

To verify voter eligibility and learn more about voting procedures, Denton residents can visit Denton County’s Election page at www.votedenton.com.

With this bond election, the City of Denton takes a significant step towards fostering its growth and prosperity. It’s now up to its residents to shape the city’s future trajectory.

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