Earlier this spring, the Buda City Council established a Buda Bond Advisory Committee (BBAC) to explore the option of calling a bond election to fund a variety of capital improvement projects. The BBAC has been tasked to review a list of potential bond projects and decide what to put on a ballot for a potential November 2021 general obligation bond election.
The City is now looking for public input on the proposed plan. The City is hosting a virtual Town Hall to inform the community on trends in Buda, showcase potential bond projects, and hear public opinion through a community survey. Participants can access the Town Hall at https://www.budabonds.com.
“The Buda Bond Advisory Committee was put together by the City Council to provide input on projects for a potential bond election this November,” said Micah Grau, Deputy City Manager for the City of Buda. “To support their effort, we are asking residents to provide input to give feedback and help prioritize projects for consideration.”
In the virtual Town Hall meeting, participants will find a welcome video, a short presentation on city trends and a summary of potential projects identified by City staff. At the end of the Town Hall, participants can fill out a community survey to provide feedback to the BBAC on where they would like to see their tax dollars spent.
After this public comment period, the BBAC will meet to review the feedback from the survey and evaluate potential projects and budgets. Finally, the BBAC will make a recommendation to the City Council near the end of summer, and the City Council has the option to call a bond election 78 days prior to the election date.
The tentative list of projects being considered include plans for the design and construction of capital projects such as facilities, transportation, parks and trails, drainage and more.
The last bond issued in Buda in 2014 was approved by City residents for $55 million that built a new municipal facility, public safety facility, street, drainage and park improvements.
“With Buda’s rapid growth, we must proactively plan for mobility and other amenities to continue to build on our community’s success,” Grau said.