S.A. seeking public input on $850 M bond projects

City seeking community input on $850 M bond

SAN ANTONIO -- The city of San Antonio is seeking input on how to spend the largest bond in San Antonio history: $850 million dollars.

The city is holding 25 public meetings starting Monday at 6 p.m. and will continue through December 2016. The city has divided the list of projects into five sections: Parks and recreation, facility improvements, neighborhood improvements, streets, bridges and sidewalks. Projects also include drainage and flood control.

"We have a sense of what people want. We've put together our best list. Now, it's the community's time to look at that list and see if that's a priority for them as well,"  said Jeff Coyle, director of government and public affairs.

Coyle said a majority of the funding will be dedicated to drainage, flood control, sidewalks and streets.

Brian Dillard, president of the Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association, said there are a number of street improvements needed on the city's east-side.

"I think, on the streets list, we have 59 projects citywide. We have a big one, Lamar Street, which is like a roller coaster now. That's one that neighbors have been complaining about for years," said Dillard.

"If you want a say in which streets, sidewalks, parks or libraries get put in the bond program before voters next May, this is your chance," said Coyle.

All the meetings will be held at the Central Library downtown on 600 Soledad St. Parking is free, and there will be Spanish translator at the meetings. For more information and the full schedule, visit the city's website.

(© 2016 KENS)


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