Community Bond Committees
2022 Bond Program Overview
The City’s long-term Debt Management Plan includes a General Obligation Bond Program every five years to fund
major capital infrastructure projects throughout the City. In May 2022, San Antonio residents will consider a $1.2
billion municipal bond program. This bond program is larger than the $850 million voter-approved bond program
in 2017. If approved by voters in May 2022, the city-issued debt will support key infrastructure projects in five categories: Streets, Bridges and Sidewalks, Drainage and Flood Control, Parks Recreation and Open Space, Facilities and Housing. There is no recommended increase in the City’s Ad Valorem Tax Rate to support the 2022 – 2027
Community Bond Committees
There will be a Community Bond Committee for each of the five categories:
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Community Bond Committee Composition
Each Committee will have three citizen appointments per City Council District and two citizen appointments by the Mayor serving as Co-Chairs of the Committee for a total of (32) representatives per Committee. Additionally, the Mayor will appoint three Tri-Chairs who will provide oversight for all five Committees. The (10) Co-Chairs and three Tri-Chairs will serve as the Bond Committee Executive Team. The citizen bond committees will be appointed to recommend through consensus a prioritized list of capital improvement projects for City Council consideration in January 2022.
Community Bond Committee Roles & Responsibilities
The Community Bond Committees will serve in an advisory capacity to recommend capital improvement projects for possible inclusion within the proposed 2022-2027 Bond Program. After each Committee has examined their respective areas, it shall provide the Bond Committee Executive Team (the eight Co-Chairs) a draft of its findings and recommendations. The Committee Co-Chairs will lead and facilitate committee meetings ensuring adequate record-keeping is performed to document each meeting. Each committee will focus on their specified areas providing information, priorities and recommendations within the proposed total Bond category amount.
Responsibilities of the members will include:
Collect public input on community recommended projects
Evaluate and respectfully discuss project recommendations
Recommend projects consistent with approved 2022 Bond Guiding Principals
Ensure all committee members and citizens have the opportunity to participate
Consistent meeting attendance and participation
Adhering to the City of San Antonio’s Code of Ethics
Community Bond Committee Meetings
The Citizen Bond Committees will meet from late October through December 2021. During these three months, the Committees will receive a City staff presentation on staff recommended projects and hear testimony from Committee Members and citizens. The Committees will be tasked to evaluate and ultimately propose a prioritized list of projects related to their respective Committee for the 2022 – 2027 Bond Program staying within theamount of the proposed Bond Program allocated to their Committee. The Committees' recommendations will be presented to City Council in January 2021.
An orientation meeting will be scheduled with all Co-Chairs to review meeting facilitation protocols prior to start of the committee meetings. All of the initial committee meetings will include an overview of the committee member’s role and responsibilities, ethics and meeting guidelines.
Each Council District Member will submit in writing a list of their appointed persons for the five bond committees using the 2022 Bond Program Community Bond Committee Appointments memo template and will also submit needed member information using the 2022 Bond Community Bond Committee Appointments
Roster template to the City Manager’s Office, Office of the City Clerk, City Attorney’s Office and Public Works by end of day Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
Questions & Assistance
If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Jessica M. Shirley-Saenz by phone at 210-207-
2209 or email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org
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