Voters will consider five General Obligation bond propositions, two charter amendments and three Council seats

The McKinney City Council voted to call an election where voters will consider five general obligation bond propositions, two charter amendments and three Council seats. The general and special election is scheduled for May 4. Early voting takes place from April 22–30.

General Obligation Bond Election

McKinney voters will cast ballots “for” or “against” five propositions and each proposition can be considered individually. General obligation bonds are funds borrowed by the city for specific public purposes. Authorization to borrow must be approved by voters and are repaid with property tax revenue.

Voters will consider these propositions:

Proposition No. 1: The issuance of $75,000,000 general obligation bonds for public safety facilities

Proposition No. 2: The issuance of $50,000,000 general obligation bonds for a municipal community complex

Proposition No. 3: The issuance of $91,000,000 general obligation bonds for parks and recreation facilities

Proposition No. 4: The issuance of $34,000,000 general obligation bonds for public works facilities

Proposition No. 5: The issuance of $100,000,000 general obligation bonds for street improvements including sidewalk, alley, and other traffic flow improvements

Charter Amendment Election

In addition to the General Bond Election, City Council approved an ordinance to call a city charter amendment election. Voters will have the opportunity to consider two propositions individually. The proposed changes to the city charter include:

Proposition No. 1: Provide for a reduction in the required petition signatures needed to initiate a recall election

Proposition No. 2: Clarify that recall elections are citywide

City Council Election

Voters will elect representatives for one At Large seat plus the District 2 and the District 4 seats. Individuals interested in learning more about running can pick up candidate packets from the City Secretary at City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. The deadline to file is Friday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.

For additional voting information, visit www.mckinneytexas.org/vote.