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.
Click To:Proposition A: Streets Infrastructure FocusProposition B: Parks and Recreation FacilitiesProposition C: Climate Action PlanFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Tax Impact & Community 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