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Posted on: May 6, 2017

Bond Measure Passes in 2017 Special Election

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BOND MEASURE PASSES WITH 60.15% OF THE VOTE IN THE 2017 SPECIAL ELECTION

Official Canvassing of The Vote to Be Held on May 18th, 2017 at 10am in Council Chambers


(GALVESTON, TX) May 6, 2017 – The 2017 Special Election brought 3,029 voters to the polls to vote on three propositions. Proposition one asked voters to authorize the sale of $62 million in bonds that will be used to complete streets and drainage projects throughout the island. That measure passed with 60.15% of the vote. Proposition two asked voters to authorize the sale of Jones Park. That proposition to did not receive the needed votes to pass the sale of the park with 53.35% of voters against the measure. Proposition three asked voters to authorize the sale of Gus Allen Park. That proposition also did not receive the needed votes to pass with 53.60% of voters against the measure.


“As a fifth-generation Galvestonian, I am thankful to see the City stand behind the progress that has been made across the island by voting in support of this measure. These bonds will allow us to complete an extensive list of projects that will significantly improve the infrastructure on the island.” Said City Manager Brian Maxwell, “Now the next wave of progress can begin.”

 

BY THE NUMBERS:

Proposition One:

  • Received 3,029 votes from Galveston residents. 1,822 of those votes were for passing the bond measure. 1,207 of those votes were against the passing of the bond measure.

Proposition Two:

  • Received 2,982 votes from Galveston residents. 1,591 of those votes were against the sale of Jones Park. 1,391 of those votes were for the sale of Jones Park.

Proposition Three:

  • Received 2,962 votes from Galveston residents. 1,583 of those votes were against the sale of Gus Allen Park. 1,379 of those votes were for the sale of Gus Allen Park.

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