No Shortage of Ballot Offerings for North Texans in November Elections

On Nov. 7, North Texans will go to the polls to decide a variety of ballot proposals from funding new facilities, enacting charter amendments and even picking a council member or two.With early voting around the corner — it starts Monday — here's a look at some of the propositions up for grabs at the polls in a sampling of communities.Bond proposalsFarmers Branch is asking voters to approve three bond propositions worth $15 million, including $4 million to help revitalize the Pike Street area near Interstate 35E and Valley View Lane in an effort to lure restaurants and shopping.The bond would create new streets from I-35E to Bee Street and would expand sidewalks to make the area more walkable and visually appealing, city officials say.The most expensive bond project, worth $7 million, would connect neighborhoods to trails and sidewalks, including enlarging sidewalks from 4 feet to 6 to 8 feet in the central part of the city. Improvements also would be made to the John F. Burke Nature Preserve.  Continue reading...

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