City of McAllen 2018 Bond Election

(Elección de Bonos de 2018 de la Cuidad de McAllen)

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In 2015, the City of McAllen conducted a Citizen Survey, which showed, of residents surveyed, 90 percent were satisfied with McAllen as a place to live. However, those results also showed a majority of residents identified two major issues they would like for the City of McAllen to address: drainage improvements and traffic synchronization.

After reviewing budgets and timelines, McAllen City Commissioners agreed to bring two bond propositions before the voters, giving voters the opportunity to decide if the City should issue bonds to finance these two projects.

Proposition A asks voters if the City should issue bonds in the amount of $22 million to finance drainage improvement projects. Proposition B asks the voters if the City should issue bonds in the amount of $3 million for traffic improvements. If both of these bonds are approved by the voters, voters would see a total tax impact of approximately $2 per month*. Additionally, the issuance of bonds would allow the City of McAllen to address these issues over the next five years.

*Calculations are based on an average home value of $128,133

Please review this website for more information regarding the bond projects, the tax impact, the upcoming town hall meetings and dates, times and locations for Early Voting and Election Day.

If you still have questions, feel free to call the City of McAllen’s Engineering Department regarding the projects at (956) 681-1151 and for more questions about the tax impact or election information, contact the City of McAllen City Manager’s Office at (956) 681-1001.

Town Hall Meetings

A series of town hall meetings have been scheduled in various districts to provide residents an opportunity to meet with their commissioner, learn more about the two bond propositions and ask questions about all aspects of the bond election including projects and tax impact.

  • April 10 | 5:30 PM
    Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. 1st St. Hosted by Dist. 6 Comm. Veronica Whitacre
  • April 11 | 6:00 PM
    McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St. Hosted by Futuro McAllen
  • April 16 | 5:30 PM
    Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd. W Hosted by Dist. 4 Comm. Aida Ramirez
  • April 17 | 5:30 PM
    McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St. Hosted by Dist. 5 Comm. John J. Ingram
  • April 18 | 5:30 PM
    Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. Hosted by Dist. 1 Comm. Javier Villalobos
  • April 18 | 5:30 PM
    Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. Hosted by Dist. 1 Comm. Javier Villalobos
  • April 24 | 6:00 PM
    Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. Hosted by Dist. 2 Comm. Joaquin “J.J.” Zamora
  • April 26 | 5:30 PM
    Tres Lagos Community Center, 5100 Tres Lagos Blvd. Hosted by Dist. 1 Comm. Javier Villalobos

Each meeting is open to all residents.