Published on February 24, 2014
Proposed May 2014 Elections Presented to the Fort Worth City Council February 11, 2014 1
Purpose of Today’s Presentation • Prepare City Council for the bond election ordinance on tonight’s agenda • Review next steps for public education and the CCPD election Before After 2
Proposition Totals $15,080,000 (5%) $9,285,000 (3%) $1,530,000 (1%) $2,350,000 (1%) $12,650,000 (4%) Proposition 1: Street & Transportation Improvements Proposition 2: Parks, Recreation, & Community Center Improvements Proposition 3: Library System Improvements $31,440,000 (11%) Proposition 4: Fire Safety Improvements $219,740,000 (75%) Proposition 5: Municipal Court Improvements Proposition 6: Municipal Service Facility Improvements Proposed Bond Program Total = $292,075,000 Proposition 7 Animal Care & Control Facility Improvements
Proposition 1: Streets & Transportation Improvements Authorization to issue public securities in the amount of $219,740,000, for the following improvement types, supporting infrastructure, and public art: •Streets •Bicycle infrastructure •Bridges •Enhanced CFAs •Intersections •Pedestrian enhancements in Urban Villages •Railroad crossings •Sidewalks •Street lights •Traffic signals •Transit oriented development •Grant matches
Proposition 2: Parks, Recreation, and Community Center Improvements Authorization to issue public securities in the amount of $31,440,000, for the following improvement types, supporting infrastructure, and public art: •Athletic fields •Community centers •Community parks •Heritage Park •McLeland Tennis Center •Nature Center levee •Park erosion •Park roads and parking lots •Park security lighting •Playgrounds •Reserve park development •Rockwood Golf Course •Walks and trails
Proposition 3: Library System Improvements Authorization to issue public securities in the amount of $12,650,000, for the construction and equipping of two new libraries and public art: •Eastside Library (formerly Oakland Library) •Far North Library
Proposition 4: Fire Safety Improvements Authorization to issue public securities in the amount of $9,285,000, for the construction and equipping of two new fire stations and public art: •Fire Station #42 •Fire Station #43
Proposition 5: Municipal Court Improvements Authorization to issue public securities in the amount of $1,530,000, for the renovation and equipping of existing Municipal Court facility and public art:
Proposition 6: Municipal Service Facility Improvements Authorization to issue public securities in the amount of $15,080,000, for the construction and equipping of two new municipal service facilities and public art: •Field Operations Services Facility •Municipal Vehicle Maintenance Facility
Proposition 7: Animal Care and Control Facility Improvements Authorization to issue public securities in the amount of $2,350,000, for the construction and equipping of a new facility and renovation and expansion of an existing facility, and public art: •Silcox Animal Care and Control Facility Expansion •Second Animal Care and Control Facility Construction
Public Art Funding Tonight’s agenda includes an ordinance amending the set aside for public art funding from the Street and Transportation Improvements Proposition, only, of the 2014 Bond Program (M&C G-18123). The resulting estimated Public Art funding within each proposition is as follows: • Proposition 1 (1%): $2,175,700 • Proposition 2 (2%): 616,400 • Proposition 3 (2%): 248,000 • Proposition 4 (2%): 182,100 • Proposition 5 (2%): 30,000 • Proposition 6 (2%): 295,700 • Proposition 7 (2%): 46,100 Estimated Total $3,594,000
Next Steps February 11 February 20 February – May April 28 – May 6 May 10 May / June City Council considers ordinance calling May bond election CCPD Board considers resolution calling May CCPD election Public awareness campaign Early voting period Election date Development and approval of Bond Program implementation plan
Public Engagement & Communications Plan Video Goal: Engage the public at all levels Election Web Page Media Citizens of Fort Worth Hotline Crowd Sourcing Social Media Print Material 13
Communications & Public Engagement Audiences and Tools Internal Audiences (Employees) • Roundup External Audiences • Meeting in a Box • Video • Public Meetings (District Specific and Citywide) • Website • Robocalls • Collateral Material • Social Media • Media Relations • Hotline 14
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