Early Voting Begins for Dallas May Municipal Elections with $1.25 Billion Bond on Ballot

Early voting for the May municipal elections in Dallas starts on Monday, featuring a $1.25 billion bond on the ballot.

The bond comprises 10 propositions supported by numerous city leaders, including Mayor Eric Johnson, various organizations, and Council Member Paula Blackmon.

  • The majority of funds, totaling $521 million under Proposition A, are designated for street and transportation improvements, addressing issues like potholes, road repairs, and enhancing road safety.
  • Proposition B allocates over $345 million for expanding and upgrading parks and recreation facilities, including improvements to the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, Klyde Warren Park, and White Rock Lake
  • Proposition C, with $52 million, aims to enhance infrastructure and storm drainage to mitigate flooding risks in neighborhoods.
  • Proposition D, with over $43 million, focuses on upgrading the city’s public libraries.
  • Proposition E, with over $75 million, targets repairing city-owned arts facilities and attracting visitors to the Arts District.
  • Proposition F, allocating $90 million, aims to enhance public safety facilities, including a new Dallas Police Department training facility, supported by former Council Member Jennifer Staubach Gates.
  • Proposition G, with $72 million, focuses on economic development and job creation.
  • Proposition H, with over $26 million, aims to expand affordable housing options, although some, like Council Member Cara Mendelsohn, oppose it, citing alternative funding options.
  • Proposition I, with $19 million, addresses homelessness, including funding for renovations and capacity increases at the Bridge Shelter.
  • Proposition J, allocating $45 million, focuses on upgrading the city’s IT infrastructure to address technology and security issues within the city government.

The early voting period for the May 4 special election runs from April 22 to April 30.

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