Answering the call for Safer Streets, more Accessible Parks, and a Climate Action Plan.
After extensive meetings and surveys engaging thousands of residents, the El Paso City Council has approved placing the 2022 Community Progress Bond on the November 8, 2022 ballot. On the ballot are three propositions for funding that focus on issues residents have said are most important: Streets, Parks, and a Climate Action Plan.
Presented here are the three propositions that make up this 10-year bond package, along with how it could affect property taxes.
Election Day is November 8, 2022, and Early Voting is October 24-November 4, 2022.
Jump To:Proposition A: Streets Infrastructure FocusProposition B: Parks and Recreation FacilitiesProposition C: Climate Action PlanTax ImpactCommunity Meetings & Resources
Improvements and enhancements to street infrastructure is the largest part of the bond package. Proposition A includes many projects that will have a long-term impact on the everyday lives of El Pasoans.
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The City will focus on streets with poor and problematic road conditions driven by data. Streets will be chosen based on a national standard for street conditions, the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) residential streets are reevaluated by El Paso City Council every two years as opposed to arterial streets which are already identified and prioritized based on a combination of pavement condition and traffic volumes.
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The cost for Proposition A is $237 million.
Addressing the needs of many El Paso families, Proposition B will provide funding for projects designed to enhance the comfort, beauty, and accessibility of El Paso’s recreation spaces.
Priority will be given to sites based on the following criteria: equity, facility use, data, address service gaps, and location in higher-populated areas where parks are used the most.
The cost of Proposition B is $20 million.
Like the rest of the country, our City is confronted with several major environmental problems exacerbated by climate change. Since 2016, our community has experienced five of its warmest years, with 2021 being our ninth-warmest year on record. And during last year’s winter storm, El Pasoans saw temperatures drop as low as 14 degrees. Additionally, we have experience issues related to flooding and ongoing challenges related to the water supply. Proposition C will help El Paso better address these climate issues by focusing on the latest advances in green infrastructure, policy, and technology, as well as build our City’s eligibility to receive federal funding to assist with these challenges.
The cost for Proposition C is $5 million
What will the tax impact of the community progress bond be for me?
The total cost of all three Propositions is $272.48 million, including 2% reserve for Public Art Funding, as required by City ordinance. The potential average monthly impact for each taxpayer is approximately $5 per month. This is an average based on current assumptions, the amount is less in the early years and is projected to gradually increase over the next several years.
The City will be hosting community meetings throughout El Paso to inform the public about the bond ballot.
Thursday, Sept. 1 | 6 p.m. Northeast Regional Command Center, 9600 Dyer
Wednesday, Sept. 7 | 6 p.m. Municipal Service Center, 7968 San Paulo
Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 6 p.m. Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 6:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting - Join on the webMeeting ID: 262 655 731 404; Passcode: hYbKt4Or call in (audio only)+1 915-213-4096,,322245993# US, El Paso(833) 664-9267, 322245993# US (Toll-free)Phone Conference ID: 322 245 993#
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 5:30 p.m.Clardy Fox Library, 5515 Robert Alva
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.Region 19, 11670 Chito Samaniego
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 6 p.m.The Beast Community Center, 13501 Jason Crandall
Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 6 p.m.Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron
Thursday, Sept. 29 | 6 p.m. Galatzan Rec Center, 650 Wallenberg
Friday, Sept. 30 | 7:30 a.m. Denny's 4690 Woodrow Beam Transmountain
Thursday, Oct. 6 | 6 p.m.Westside Regional Command Center, 4801 Osbourne
Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m.Village Inn, 7144 Gateway Blvd E.