Tarrant and Denton counties released early vote totals for the $560 million bond election to fund capital projects in Fort Worth. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock)
Voters favor a $560 million bond election to fund capital projects in Fort Worth, according to early voting results from Tarrant, Denton and Parker counties. Ballots are always counted.
Capital improvements were listed as five separate bond measures in the May 7 poll. Projects include street improvements, mobility projects, parks and recreation improvements, public safety facilities, a new library in northwest Fort Worth, and open space preservation. The bond measures would not increase the city’s property tax rate if passed, according to the city.
Here are the descriptions of the proposals and the early vote totals for each.
Proposal A: There were 11,603 votes for the proposal and 5,474 against.
To fund infrastructure improvements in the following categories: Arterials, Established Corridors, Neighborhood Streets, Bridge Rehabilitations, Light Posts, Intersections, Lane Signage, Neighborhood/School Safety, Sidewalks, Cycling Facilities, Crosswalks, level, safety/mobility and separate level crossings.
Proposal B: There were 10,410 votes for the proposal and 6,573 against.
To fund improvements to parks and recreation, including specific facilities, neighborhood parks and trails.
Proposal C: There were 10,295 votes for the proposal and 6,663 against.
To fund the acquisition of land, design and construction of a library in the far northwest of Fort Worth.
Proposal D: There were 12,906 votes for the proposal and 4,128 against.
To fund the construction of two new fire stations to replace Station No. 37 and Station No. 16, and to construct a headquarters for the North West Patrol Division.
Proposal E: There were 9,587 votes for the proposal and 7,272 against.
Buy and upgrade land throughout the city for open space.
In early voting, 70,503 early ballots were cast across all races in Tarrant County with a turnout of 5.72%. In Denton County, 46,878 early ballots were cast countywide with an 8.04% turnout. In Parker County, 4,901 early ballots were cast with a 4.38% turnout.
The totals of ballots cast on May 7 have not yet been released. Closing of the polls at 7 p.m.
Community Impact Journal will update this article as more Election Day vote totals are released. Click here to see the results of all local elections.