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In 2015, the City of McAllen conducted a Citizen Survey, which showed, of residents surveyed, 90 percent were satisfied with McAllen as a place to live. However, those results also showed a majority of residents identified two major issues they would like for the City of McAllen to address: drainage improvements and traffic synchronization.
After reviewing budgets and timelines, McAllen City Commissioners agreed to bring two bond propositions before the voters, giving voters the opportunity to decide if the City should issue bonds to finance these two projects.
Proposition A asks voters if the City should issue bonds in the amount of $22 million to finance drainage improvement projects. Proposition B asks the voters if the City should issue bonds in the amount of $3 million for traffic improvements. If both of these bonds are approved by the voters, voters would see a total tax impact of approximately $2 per month*. Additionally, the issuance of bonds would allow the City of McAllen to address these issues over the next five years.
*Calculations are based on an average home value of $128,133
Please review this website for more information regarding the bond projects, the tax impact, the upcoming town hall meetings and dates, times and locations for Early Voting and Election Day.
If you still have questions, feel free to call the City of McAllen’s Engineering Department regarding the projects at (956) 681-1151 and for more questions about the tax impact or election information, contact the City of McAllen City Manager’s Office at (956) 681-1001.
A series of town hall meetings have been scheduled in various districts to provide residents an opportunity to meet with their commissioner, learn more about the two bond propositions and ask questions about all aspects of the bond election including projects and tax impact.
Each meeting is open to all residents.