DFW voters approve bond money in Garland, Plano, and Dallas County Community College District

Voters in three Dallas-Fort Worth jurisdictions approved bond packages ranging from $44.7 million to $1.1 billion in the general election May 4.
Approval of Proposition A in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) authorizes $1.1 billion in bonds to construct, improve, and equip school buildings. The DCCCD chancellor, Joe May, recommended the bond measure, and the board of trustees voted in February to place it on the ballot. District officials stated that the bonds would not raise property taxes. Proposition A was approved by a margin of 71 percent to 29 percent, according to unofficial results on election night.
In Garland, voters approved all eight bond measures on the ballot. The bond package totaled $423.7 and was designed to fund projects such as improving streets, parks and recreation facilities, and public safety facilities. Garland voters also approved Proposition A-1, a measure authorizing the city to sell Bunker Hill Park with proceeds dedicated to public parks.
Plano voters approved three bond measures totaling $44.7 million. The bond measures were designed to fund improvements to streets, parks and recreational facilities, and municipal facilities. Voter approval rates ranged from 56 percent to 71 percent on election night.
City officials in Garland and Plano will decide whether additional property taxes are needed to pay for the bonds, which must be repaid within a maximum of 40 years.