Phoenix GO bond program funds public facilities, programs
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Phoenix voters Tuesday, Nov. 7, will be asked to make a decision on a $500 million general obligation bond program with four questions during a special election.
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, officials at Phoenix City Hall report, ballots were mailed to eligible registered voters for the upcoming Phoenix special bond election. Here is a voter guide of the upcoming GO bond election.
Earlier this year, Phoenix City Council approved the following allocations per program area totaling $500 million:
- Arts & Culture – $50,385,000
- Economic Development & Education – $38,000,000
- Environment & Sustainability – $26,000,000
- Housing, Human Services & Homelessness – $63,000,000
- Neighborhoods & City Services – $44,615,000
- Parks & Recreation – $64,000,000
- Public Safety – $132,500,000
- Streets & Storm Drainage – $81,500,000
GO Bond programs are meant to help to fund critical infrastructure and rehabilitation needs of local facilities such as parks, libraries, fire and police stations, affordable housing, streets and storm drains.
Phoenix City Council appointed a citizen’s GO Bond Committee whereas those bond recommendations were presented to and approved by the City Council on Dec. 13 of last year.