Ballot propositionThe issuance of $11,200,000 bonds by the City of Saginaw, Texas, for improvements and additions to city parks, including a senior center, and levying a tax sufficient to make the payments of principal and interest thereon.

La emisión de $11,200,000 en bonos por parte de la Ciudad de Saginaw, Texas, para mejoras y agregados a parques de la ciudad, incluso un centro para la tercera edad, y la imposición de un impuesto suficiente para realizar los pagos de capital e interés de los mismos.
If I vote FORThe city will issue $11,200,000 in bonds for improvements to city parks and a new senior center, and levy a tax to make the payments on the bond.
If I vote AGAINSTThe city will not issue $11,200,000 in bonds.
Tax consequencesIf the proposition passes, the city estimates that the property tax rate will increase by 2.21 cents; for Saginaw’s average-priced home of $188,000, the property tax would increase by $41.39.
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
What projects would this bond cover?Proposition B bonds would fund a new, 10,000 sq ft senior center on W McLeroy Blvd north of Opal Dr, as well as improvements to city parks that would be recommended by the Parks Advisory Board
ResourcesContact City Secretary
jengland@saginawtx.org
817-230-0327

“The ABC’s of Saginaw: 2021 Bond Program” link: http://ci.saginaw.tx.us/1204/2021-Bond-Program (Includes descriptions of bond projects and the process used to select them, as well as links to estimated tax impacts and other bond program documents)