No City Council positions up for election in 2018.

Proposition A

Ballot PropositionCity of Fort Worth Proposition A: The issuance of tax-supported public securities for streets and mobility infrastructure improvements in the aggregate principal amount of $261,630,080.
If I vote FORThe city can issue up to $261,630,080 in bonds.
If I vote AGAINSTThe city cannot issue up to $261,630,080 in bonds.
Tax ConsequencesThese public bonds can be issued without a tax rate increase.
(City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p.2)
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Proposed ImprovementsStreet construction/reconstruction/rehabilitation projects ($171.54 million)
- Mobility Improvements (subtotal, $87.5 million)
- Sidewalks/bicycle lanes ($15 million)
- Bridge rehabilitations ($10 million)
- Intersections ($30 million)
- Railroad crossings ($5 million)
- Street lights ($10 million)
- Traffic signals ($12.5 million)
- Neighborhood/school safety ($5 milllion)
Public art/enhanced design ($2.59 million)

For details of the specific projects proposed, see City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, pp. 6-13.
ResourcesCity of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program: Summary of Proposed Projects:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/2a63eef8-b95c-4cd3-b343-6ecdfcceda05.pdf

City of Fort Worth, Proposed 2018 Bond Program [PowerPoint presentation]: http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/3e3bad1a-e21d-49c2-a6b6-8e38cfb3594a.pdf
Recent News Articles“Why keeping Wedgewood Library open means a new library…”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 5, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article198542094.html

“Fort Worth sets May election for $399.5 million bond proposal”, Fort Worth Business Press (Feb 6, 2018)
http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/fort-worth-sets-may-election-for-million-bond-proposal/article_79eb2a7a-0bc4-11e8-8fcd-3bf33c3ffa45.html

“Here are the streets included in Fort Worth’s 2018 bond proposal”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Dec 8, 2017) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article188778939.html

Proposition B

Ballot PropositionCity of Fort Worth Proposition: The issuance of tax-supported public securities for parks and recreation improvements in the aggregate principal amount of $84,180,600.
If I vote FORThe city can issue up to $84,180,600 in bonds
If I vote AGAINSTThe city cannot issue up to $84,180,600 in bonds.
Tax ConsequencesThese public bonds can be issued without a tax rate increase.
(City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p.2)
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Proposed ImprovementsPlayground equipment ($750,000)
Athletic field lighting ($3 million)
Erosion repair and control/dam restoration ($661,000)
Community parks ($14.5 million)
Walks and trails ($7.5 million)
Neighborhood park ($3.76 million)
Park land acquisition ($3.5 million)
Fort Worth Zoo utility infrastructure ($1.339 million)
Community centers ($27.71 million)
Golf courses ($7.71 million)
Park maintenance facilities (11.1 million)
Public art/enhanced design ($1,650,600)

For details of the specific projects proposed, see City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, pp.16-20.
ResourcesCity of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program: Summary of Proposed Projects:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/2a63eef8-b95c-4cd3-b343-6ecdfcceda05.pdf

City of Fort Worth, Proposed 2018 Bond Program [PowerPoint presentation]: http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/3e3bad1a-e21d-49c2-a6b6-8e38cfb3594a.pdf
Recent News Articles“Why keeping Wedgewood Library open means a new library…”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 5, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article198542094.html

“Fort Worth sets May election for $399.5 million bond proposal”, Fort Worth Business Press (Feb 6, 2018)
http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/fort-worth-sets-may-election-for-million-bond-proposal/article_79eb2a7a-0bc4-11e8-8fcd-3bf33c3ffa45.html

“Here are the streets included in Fort Worth’s 2018 bond proposal”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Dec 8, 2017) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article188778939.html

Proposition C

Ballot PropositionCity of Fort Worth Proposition C: The issuance of tax-supported public securities for public library improvements in the aggregate principal amount of $9,868,500.
If I vote FORThe city can issue up to $9,868,500 in bonds.
If I vote AGAINSTThe city cannot issue up to $9,868,500 in bonds.
Tax ConsequencesThese public bonds can be issued without a tax rate increase.
(City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p.2)
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Proposed ImprovementsNew public library in far southwest Fort Worth; acquire land, design, and build new facility, supporting infrastructure/equipment ($9.675 million)
Public art/enhanced design ($193,500)

For details of the specific projects proposed, see City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p. 22.
ResourcesCity of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program: Summary of Proposed Projects:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/2a63eef8-b95c-4cd3-b343-6ecdfcceda05.pdf

City of Fort Worth, Proposed 2018 Bond Program [PowerPoint presentation]: http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/3e3bad1a-e21d-49c2-a6b6-8e38cfb3594a.pdf
Recent News Articles“Why keeping Wedgewood Library open means a new library…”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 5, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article198542094.html

“Fort Worth sets May election for $399.5 million bond proposal”, Fort Worth Business Press (Feb 6, 2018)
http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/fort-worth-sets-may-election-for-million-bond-proposal/article_79eb2a7a-0bc4-11e8-8fcd-3bf33c3ffa45.html

“Here are the streets included in Fort Worth’s 2018 bond proposal”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Dec 8, 2017) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article188778939.html

Proposition D

Ballot PropositionCity of Fort Worth Proposition D: The issuance of tax-supported public securities for fire safety improvements in the aggregate principal amount of $11,975,820.
If I vote FORThe city can issue up to $11,975,820 in bonds.
If I vote AGAINSTThe city cannot issue up to $11,975,820 in bonds.
Tax ConsequencesThese public bonds can be issued without a tax rate increase.
(City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p.2)
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Proposed ImprovementsFire safety improvements (subtotal $11.741 million)
- Fire station 26: demolish existing station, build new station, supporting infrastructure/equipment ($5.341 million)
- Fire station 45: acquire land, design, and build new station, supporting infrastructure/equipment ($6.4 million)
Public art/enhanced design ($234,820)

For details of the specific projects proposed, see City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p. 23)

ResourcesCity of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program: Summary of Proposed Projects:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/2a63eef8-b95c-4cd3-b343-6ecdfcceda05.pdf

City of Fort Worth, Proposed 2018 Bond Program [PowerPoint presentation]: http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/3e3bad1a-e21d-49c2-a6b6-8e38cfb3594a.pdf
Recent News Articles“Why keeping Wedgewood Library open means a new library…”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 5, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article198542094.html

“Fort Worth sets May election for $399.5 million bond proposal”, Fort Worth Business Press (Feb 6, 2018)
http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/fort-worth-sets-may-election-for-million-bond-proposal/article_79eb2a7a-0bc4-11e8-8fcd-3bf33c3ffa45.html

“Here are the streets included in Fort Worth’s 2018 bond proposal”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Dec 8, 2017) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article188778939.html

Proposition E

Ballot PropositionCity of Fort Worth Proposition E: The issuance of tax-supported public securities for animal care and shelter facility improvements in the aggregate principal amount of $13,770,000.
If I vote FORThe city can issue up to $13,770,000 in bonds
If I vote AGAINSTThe city cannot issue up to $13,770,000 in bonds
Tax ConsequencesThese public bonds can be issued without a tax rate increase.
(City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p.2)
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Proposed ImprovementsNew animal care and shelter facility in north Fort Worth ($13.5 million)
Public art/enhanced design ($270,000)

For details see City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p. 24.
ResourcesCity of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program: Summary of Proposed Projects:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/2a63eef8-b95c-4cd3-b343-6ecdfcceda05.pdf

City of Fort Worth, Proposed 2018 Bond Program [PowerPoint presentation]: http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/3e3bad1a-e21d-49c2-a6b6-8e38cfb3594a.pdf
Recent News Articles“Why keeping Wedgewood Library open means a new library…”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 5, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article198542094.html

“Fort Worth sets May election for $399.5 million bond proposal”, Fort Worth Business Press (Feb 6, 2018)
http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/fort-worth-sets-may-election-for-million-bond-proposal/article_79eb2a7a-0bc4-11e8-8fcd-3bf33c3ffa45.html

“Here are the streets included in Fort Worth’s 2018 bond proposal”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Dec 8, 2017) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article188778939.html

Proposition F

Ballot PropositionCity of Fort Worth Proposition F: The issuance of tax-supported public securities for police facility improvements in the aggregate principal amount of $18,075,000.
If I vote FORThe city can issue up to $18,075,000 in bonds.
If I vote AGAINSTThe city cannot issue up to $18,075,000 in bonds.
Tax ConsequencesThese public bonds can be issued without a tax rate increase.
(City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p.2)
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Proposed ImprovementsNew police station, south Fort Worth ($17.72 million)
Public art/enhanced design ($355,000)

For details see City of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program, p. 25.
ResourcesCity of Fort Worth, 2018 Bond Program: Summary of Proposed Projects:
http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/2a63eef8-b95c-4cd3-b343-6ecdfcceda05.pdf

City of Fort Worth, Proposed 2018 Bond Program [PowerPoint presentation]: http://fortworthtexas.gov/files/3e3bad1a-e21d-49c2-a6b6-8e38cfb3594a.pdf
Recent News Articles“Why keeping Wedgewood Library open means a new library…”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 5, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article198542094.html

“Fort Worth sets May election for $399.5 million bond proposal”, Fort Worth Business Press (Feb 6, 2018)
http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/fort-worth-sets-may-election-for-million-bond-proposal/article_79eb2a7a-0bc4-11e8-8fcd-3bf33c3ffa45.html

“Here are the streets included in Fort Worth’s 2018 bond proposal”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Dec 8, 2017) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article188778939.html