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May 22, 2023
7:00 PM

Allen ISD STEAM Center

1680 Ridgeview Drive
Allen, TX 75013
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Engage Allen: 2023 Bond Public Kickoff Meeting

Monday, May 22, 2023

Help pick the projects you want to see in an upcoming bond program expected to go before Allen voters in November 2023. Learn about current needs, select the projects you think are most needed, and collaborate with friends and neighbors as a subcommittee volunteer. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in one of Allen’s most important decisions about our money and our future!

Help lead the charge to select and prioritize projects to be included in an upcoming bond program, expected to go before Allen voters in November 2023. At the public kickoff meeting on May 22, attendees will learn about the bond process and hear presentations from City of Allen staff. This meeting will also serve as the first opportunity to volunteer for one of five groups, called subcommittees, focused on the following topics:

  • Public Safety
  • Parks and Downtown
  • Public Art
  • Neighborhoods, Streets and Infrastructure
  • Finance

Anyone who attends the public kickoff meeting can join a subcommittee, no application or selection process required. Subcommittee discussions will be led by a citizen steering committee with a history of service to Allen, with presentations and supplemental information provided by City of Allen staff.

What is a bond election?
Municipal bonds allow cities to fund major projects such as roads, parks, facilities and other capital expenses. Bonds are issued and repaid over an extended period of time, similar to the way many buyers finance the purchase of a home. This strategy helps keep costs more equitable between current and future residents - after all, many of the people who will enjoy these amenities haven’t even moved here yet!

Are there other ways to get involved?
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