CITY OF BUDA ANNOUNCES BOND ELECTION PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
Information & Materials Now Available at BudaBondElection.com
Buda, Texas – September 24, 2014 – The City of Buda has just launched a new webpage and public involvement program to provide the citizens of Buda with details and information to make an informed decision about its proposed bond on election on November 4, 2014.
The website, http://www.BudaBondElection.com, includes information on each of the five propositions, a frequently asked questions document, fact sheet, public information phone number: (512) 523-1090, Hays County voter registration information, event details and more.
Prior to calling the bond election in August 2014, the Buda City Council received input over the last several months form Buda citizens and members of the Buda Bond Advisory Committee. Additionally, the City commissioned seven technical reports, dating back to as early as 2011, which were studied and used to analyze existing plans and capital improvement needs of the City. These include the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Parks and Recreation Plan, Library Long-Range Plan, Transportation Plan, Downtown Plan, Drainage Plan and Facilities Plan.
The bond election is set for November 4, 2014. It includes five propositions totaling approximately $55 Million:
o Proposition 1: Municipal Facility $21 million;
o Proposition 2: Public Safety Facility $6.75 million;
o Proposition 3: Streets $12.25 million Basic Infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, drainage and flooding);
o Proposition 4: Drainage $7 million; and
o Proposition 5: Parks and Trails $8 million.
If all propositions pass it could cost an estimated maximum monthly increase of $19.35 for a home valued at $173,000 and $21.74 for a home valued at $192,500 based on the City’s current tax rate.
The deadline to register to vote is October 6, 2014. Early voting in Hays County takes place October 20 – October 31, 2014. Election day is November 4 will polling locations open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
About Buda, Texas:
Incorporated in 1881 as a small railroad stop serving the International and Great Northern Railroad, Buda has grown from its humble beginnings to a thriving community that stays true to its small town charm and heritage. With more parkland per capita than any city in the state, the Texas State Legislature named Buda, Texas the Outdoor Capital of Texas. Buda is considered the fastest growing city in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization region with a 2012 population of 9,381 residents. For more information on the Buda Bond Election, please visit: http://www.BudaBondElection.com or call (512) 523-1090.
LaTonya J. Pegues