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City of McAllen hosting town hall meetings in preparation for bond election

Millions of dollars are up for discussion as McAllen prepares for a bond election.

Millions of dollars are up for discussion as McAllen prepares for a bond election.

McAllen city officials are hosting town hall meetings to inform the public about proposed projects before early voting begins on April 23 and runs through May 1. Election day is May 5.

"All of this is for the betterment of our city to improve what we already have," said McAllen City Commissioner Veronica Whitacre.

Proposition A allots $22 million to drainage improvements. It would cost homeowners an average $21 a year.

"We identified almost 50 projects that total almost $49 million. So, we identified six revenue sources and the bond issue is the last one,” said McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez. “So, out of the $49 million or so, we are asking for $22 million for bond projects, which totals 23 projects across the city of McAllen."

Approval of Proposition B would give the city $3 million to improve traffic control. This one would cost homeowners on average $3 per year.

If both propositions pass, the average homeowners property tax would increase slightly. For a home valued at nearly $130,000, the homeowner would pay an additional $24 a year.

For more information on the bond visit mcallen.net/bond2018.

Here's a list of upcoming bond election town hall meetings:

  • Mon. April 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Palm View Community Center located at 3401 Jordan Rd.
  • Tues., April 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the McAllen Public Library located at 4001 N. 23rd St.
  • Wed., April 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lark Community Center located at 2601 Lark Ave.
  • Tues., April 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Lark Community Center located at 2601 Lark Ave.
  • Thurs., April 26, 2018 5:30 p.m. at the Tres Lagos Community Center located at 5100 Tres Lagos Blvd.
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