Billion-dollar Bond Moving Forward With Dallas City Council Vote

Despite some sticker shock, the Dallas City Council will move forward with a $1.025 billion November bond package.With a 13-2 vote Wednesday, the council gave its support for a significant bond package that exceeds the $800 million cap the council had previously agreed upon. The resolution represented a major step forward for the tortuous bond process that has loomed over City Hall for more than a year.Council member Mark Clayton, who was a critic of the process, said after the vote that he felt "really good" about the direction the bond is heading."I really feel like it rounded into good form," Clayton said. "The best thing about the compromise is that not everybody gets everything they want. But most people got enough to go to their district and say the most critical needs were addressed."  Continue reading...

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