How did residents vote in past Bond Elections?

Since 1972, the City of Boerne City Council has sent four Bond Elections to the voters for their approval. Below is a brief timeline and background on those elections. 

September 1972 – The Boerne City Council voted to seek voter approval of the issuance of $1.07 million for utility improvements and extensions. There were three proposals on the ballot, and all three were approved by voters. 

Prop 1: $1,025,000 for waterworks improvements and extensions. For = 201, Against = 21 

Prop 2: $28,000 for sewer improvements and extensions. For = 205, Against = 16

Prop 3: $17,000 for natural gas improvements and extensions. For = 200, Against = 20

April 1987 – The Boerne City Council voted to seek voter approval of the issuance of $3 million for street improvements, fire station facilities and library facilities. There were four proposals on the ballot, and two were approved by voters.

Prop 1: $2,000,000 for street improvements. The project included Esser Road, Oak Park, W. Highland, W. Hosack, Advogt, Frey, Hickman, Kronkosky, Schweppe, Becker, Stahl, James, Theissen, Plant, Live Oak, Frederick, Schleicher, North, Johns Road, Phil Wilson, Dailey, Roeder. For = 360, Against, 287

Prop 2: $625,000 for fire station facilities. For = 342, Against = 301 

Prop 3: $300,000 for street improvements for West Theissen Street Crossing. For = 165, Against = 469

Prop 4: $75,000 for library facilities. For = 242, Against = 395

November 2001 – The Boerne City Council voted to seek voter approval of the issuance of $3.625 million for street and drainage improvements and to purchase and equip a new fire truck. 

Prop 1: $2,740,000 to construct street and drainage improvements and purchase land (widen and realign Esser Road at River Road). For = 87, Against = 77 

Prop 2: $525,000 to purchase and equip a new firetruck. For = 84, Against = 80

May 2007 – The Boerne City Council voted to seek voter approval of the issuance of $21.47 million public safety upgrades, a new library, green space/land acquisition, trail/sidewalk improvements. 

Prop 1: $10,250,000 for public safety projects including a new Police Department Headquarter, Municipal Court, Expansion and remodel of Fire Station No. 1. For = 866, Against = 418

Prop 2: $5,000,000 for a new municipal library. For = 860, Against = 446

Prop 3: $830,000 to construct new sidewalks. For = 863, Against = 419

Prop 4: $1,990,000 for municipal trails and pedestrian paths. For = 745, Against = 556

Prop 5: $3,400,000 for parks improvements and purchase land for future park space. For = 813, Against = 493

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1. What is a general obligation bond?
2. How did residents vote in past Bond Elections?
3. How much did taxes increase for the 2007 Bond Election and are the projects completed?
4. If the 2022 Quality of Life Bond goes to the ballot and is approved by voters, will it increase the property taxes paid by homeowners who are 65 or older?
5. What if I have a question or comment about the proposed Boerne Quality of Life Bond?
6. When would the first bond projects be under construction?
7. Will the Quality of Life Bond Election bond increase taxes?
8. How have residents been involved in developing this bond?
9. How does a bond work?
10. How does the City currently pay for projects?
11. Why not just do these projects on a pay-as-you-go basis?
12. Who would buy the GO bonds?
13. How long would the City be paying off the bond?
14. How was the proposed Northside Community Park designed?