Bond Election Background

On February 6, 2018, City Council passed Resolution No. 2018-019 establishing the Duncanville Citizen Bond Advisory Committee as an ad-hoc committee.

Nineteen members were appointed to evaluate community needs and make recommendations to City Council on potential capital improvement projects to be presented to voters. The first committee meeting was held on March 8, 2018.

The Committee spent three months: discussing Duncanville's financial position; bond capacity; reviewing recommendations from the Comprehensive Plan, Park Master Plan and Facility Condition and Needs Assessment Report; and reviewing potential projects.

During this time, they held a Public Town Hall Meeting (combined with budget input) and participated in City Field Tours (April 12 and 14). Committee members toured City facilities, streets and parks to view current conditions, and discussed and evaluated more than 40 potential projects.

After presentations from City staff, touring the City and its facilities, gathering information and two project scoring/determination meetings, the Bond Committee created a "Base" bond package with optional projects.

A joint meeting with City Council was held on July 12, 2018, where the Bond Committee presented their "Base" bond package and answered questions about each proposal. After additional meetings, City Council approved, on August 20, 2018, calling for an election in November to consider four propositions totaling $21,600,000.

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