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City Council Seeks 2019 Bond Study Committee Members

The City of Garland invites its residents to help #BuildGarland as the City Council prepares for a 2019 Bond Program.

The City is seeking interested residents to serve on a Bond Study Committee to evaluate the needs of the community and make recommendations to City Council on potential capital projects that could be included in a bond election held in May 2019.

The committee will meet with City staff and consultants to provide input on streets and drainage projects, economic development and redevelopment initiatives, Parks and Recreation improvements, as well as various other facility needs in the community.Members will be asked to assess and prioritize the capital needs, evaluate project costs and tax implications, consider Council suggestions and input, and identify new projects for consideration.

Committee members will meet approximately twice a month during September, October, November and December, with a goal of presenting their recommendations to City Council at the Jan. 8, 2019, Work Session.

The 19-member Committee will be appointed by the City Council at the Sept. 18, 2018, City Council Regular Meeting. Each City Council member will appoint two members to represent each Council District, and the Mayor will appoint three at-large members.

Interested persons must reside in Garland. Please complete and submit a Boards & Commissions application by email to RDowl@GarlandTX.gov or by U.S. Postal Service to René Dowl, City Secretary, 200 N. Fifth St., Garland, TX 75040. Submissions are due by Friday, Aug. 31.