San Antonio's largest-ever bond package will be on the May 7 ballot. What do you need to know?
San Antonio voters will decide whether to approve the largest-ever municipal bond on May 7.
City Council members were unanimous in their February decision to put the $1.2 billion, infrastructure-centric bond on the ballot.
There will be six different propositions for new projects and improvements to parks ($272 million), streets ($472M), drainage ($170M), public safety facilities ($78M), library and cultural facilities ($58M), and — for the first time ever — affordable housing ($150M).
On March 15, local leaders formally launched a campaign to convince San Antonio voters to green light the proposed investments.
The recently formed Build SA political-action committee will fundraise and campaign in support of bond approval. Voters can expect to see its slogan, "taking care of SA," in advertisements on television, print and social media.
What should voters know about the 2022-2027 bond package? How will the money be spent?
Which projects have been most controversial and what's being done to address voters' concerns about them?
- Lori Houston, San Antonio assistant city manager
- Rod Sanchez, San Antonio assistant city manager
- Brandon Logan, CEO of Urban Capital Partnersand a tri-chair of the City of San Antonio's 2022 Bond Program
"The Source" is a live call-in program on air Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Central.
*This interview was recorded on Tuesday, March 22.