The City of New Braunfels is offering their second bond proposal to citizens since 2013 this May 4. Early voting began April 22 at the Comal County Elections Center downtown.
At the April 23 EDF Board and All-Member Luncheon, Mayor Barron Casteel provided factual information on the bond issue that includes improvements in area streets, parks and recreation, public safety, and library services. Ian Perez of the Vote FOR New Braunfels organization, encouraged attendees to support all four propositions. For information, go to VoteForNewBraunfels.com.
Prop 1 includes funding for citywide street improvements, extensions of FM 306 and Business 81, Goodwin/Conrads Lane construction, and Klein Road reconstruction - Phase 2. Prop 2 includes all-abilities park enhancements, Comal Cemetery wall stabilization, and a new sports field complex. Prop 3 has funding for two fire stations (replacements), and a new police department facility. Prop 4 is for a new library next door to the Westside Community Center.
Mayor Casteel noted that the overwhelming majority of the funds will go toward Propositions 1 and 3 (streets and public safety). Funds from developer roadway impact fees will leverage street enhancements in Prop 1 and the NBEDC (aka 4B Board) will contribute funds toward the sports complex in Prop 2. No tax rate increase is expected with the successful passage of the bonds.