Last week, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce testified during the City Council meeting in favor of the proposed 2017-2022 Bond Program. The $830 million bond program, which is the largest in San Antonio’s history, passed unanimously and will go to voters in May.
More than 170 individual projects will come from this bond, addressing the greatest needs of San Antonio like streets, libraries, parks, and drainage. Specifically, more than 60 projects will improve our city’s streets, bridges and sidewalks with $450 million going toward street amenities, road reconstruction and widening, multi-use/bike paths, and multimodal facilities.
City Manager Sheryl Sculley indicated that roughly 90% of San Antonio’s population lives close to an area that will be revitalized with this bond and many residents live close to more than one area that will be enhanced through the bond.
Your Chamber continues to work and advocate for items like the 2017-2022 Bond Program, which will have a significant impact on businesses and residents. With the city expecting 1.5 million new residents by 2040, this bond will keep San Antonio in the shape it needs to be as it continues to grow.
For more information on the proposed 2017-2022 bond program, visit this link.