Mindful of its charge to offer information on, and not advocate for or against, bond issues before the voters, the City has launched the Library in a Park Bond information site at votefbtx.com.
The website includes Project Details, the Business Case for a new Library, Conceptual Renderings from architects, Voting Information, Town Hall Meeting schedules (still being finalized), Property Tax impact charts and a still-to-come FAQ.
Following months of discussion in multiple meetings, the Farmers Branch City Council voted 4-1 last week to ask voters to decide whether or not to fund a new Library on the May City elections ballot. The decision came in a special meeting, called to decide the ballot matter. That was the sixth open Council meeting where the future of the Library was discussed, in addition to seven Library Board meetings and four community visioning meetings which generated 22 pages of comments from residents.
All Farmers Branch voters will be asked to decide a bond issue to fund up to $24 million for a new Library project. In addition, voters from Districts 1 and 4 will each elect a City Councilmember to represent their geographic areas.
Now, that the election has been called, Town Hall Meetings will be scheduled throughout the City to continue the discussion.
Early voting for the election will be held April 22-30 with Election Day slated for May 4.