How were bond projects selected?

Five subcommittees were established by Allen City Council to focus on the following topics: Public Safety; Parks and Downtown; Streets, Infrastructure and Neighborhoods; Public Art; and Finance. Over the course of this process (May-June 2023), Allen residents led the charge to select and prioritize projects to be paid for by bonds, set bond amounts and determine what impact (if any) the bond might have on the tax rate. Discussions were guided by a knowledgeable citizen committee with a history of service to the community, with presentations and supplemental information provided by City of Allen staff.

You can find relevant documents, videos, presentations and other resource files on Engage Allen, the City of Allen's official public participation platform:

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1. What is a bond election?
2. How does municipal bond funding work?
3. How are projects selected for bond funding?
4. Will this bond election raise the City tax rate?
5. Why does the City use bond debt to fund projects?
6. How long will it take to repay bond debt money?
7. How much will the interest be for bond debt on proposed projects?
8. Does the City have to use bond debt to build new improvements?
9. How is the tax rate affected if voters do not approve bond funding?
10. What are some examples of existing community projects/enhancements that were funded by bonds?
11. Does the City fund school facilities like the football stadium?
12. How were bond projects selected?