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2014 Missouri City Bond Referendum


In keeping with the City’s goal of promoting transparency and public engagement, Missouri City will host two Bond Referendum Information Town Hall meetings.

All residents are encouraged to attend. During the educational town hall meetings, City Staff will provide residents with information about four bond propositions and welcome citizen input and questions. Feedback from citizens citywide has been essential to the City’s bond development process. Between January and October 2013, a Bond Exploratory Committee comprised of Missouri City homeowners from all areas met to discuss proposed projects for the referendum, including infrastructure improvements for drainage; roads, bridges and sidewalks; public facilities; and public safety upgrades.
The $40 million package was designed based on the City’s capacity to sell bonds during an approximate 10-year period with no tax rate increase. Throughout December and January, the committee’s recommendations were presented to City Council, who discussed their proposals in-depth with staff. The proposed recommendations are targeted to be used in the following ways:
  • $6.5 million for drainage projects
  • $5.7 million for public facilities
  • $5 million for the construction of a fire station
  • $22.8 million for transportation
  • Total: $40 million
For proposed recommendations specifics see the Bond Referendum Information Sheet.

Feedback and input from citizens citywide was essential to the process. Between January and October 2013, a Bond Exploratory Committee (BEC) comprised of Missouri City homeowners from all areas met to discuss proposed projects for the referendum, including infrastructure improvements for drainage; roads, bridges and sidewalks; public facilities; and public safety upgrades. The $40 million package was designed based on the City’s capacity to sell bonds during an approximate 10-year period with no tax rate increase.

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