Campaign for bonds kicks off Oct. 3

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A campaign advocating “Yes” votes for an upcoming city bond election will officially get under way on Thursday, October 3, with a kick-off event to be held at HomeTown Bank, 3211 W. Parkwood.

The 6:30pm informational session will break each of the four propositions down into separate “information stations” where voters can learn about each one.

On the November 5 ballot, voters may select any combination, all, or none of four proposed bond projects.

Proposition 1 would fund approximately $6.56 million in public safety projects, including construction of a new fire station.

Proposition 2 calls for the $2.52 million expansion and update of the city’s well used library.

Proposition 3 would provide nearly $7.29 million in parks, trails, and recreation facility improvements that include the acquisition of land for new parks.

Proposition 4 would provide $7.7 million in street improvements.

Each information station will be manned by volunteers of “Friends of Friendswood” to answer any questions.

Attendees may also volunteer to work on the campaign.

Voter education is a recommended step in the bond election process, though it may not be done by the city. A bond vote called by the city in 2009 – many say because not enough information on the details of the projects was provided.

The current list of bond projects was researched and prioritized by a volunteer citizen group after months analyzing more than $100 million in identified needs.

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