Bond Election Information 2021
Tarrant County Bond Election Information
In-Person Early Voting: October 18-29, 2021
Election Day: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Proposition A: Traffic Mobility
Ballot Proposition A addresses the explosive population growth in Tarrant County and the stress that it has placed on our local mobility infrastructure.
Prop A is proposed to improve traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion throughout the County.
The issuance of $400,000,000 of Tarrant County, Texas general obligation bonds for purchasing, constructing, reconstructing, renovating, rehabilitating, improving and maintaining streets, roads, highways and bridges within Tarrant County, including city, county and state streets, roads, highways and bridges, and the imposition of a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds.
• Tarrant County’s rapid population growth (97% since 1990) is likely to continue.
If approved by voters, Proposition A will address our local mobility infrastructure road needs countywide to reduce traffic congestion.
• Prop A addresses the need for new road projects countywide. A "Call for Road Projects” was issued to all municipalities across the County. All cities who submitted projects for consideration received at least one project award.
• The proposed bond package will bring an additional half billion dollars in local, state and federal matching road funding for needed projects throughout Tarrant
• If approved by the voters, Prop A will not increase the County’s property tax rate.
Proposition B: Public Safety
Ballot Proposition B addresses the needs of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office to protect and serve the public as our population and case demand grows. Prop B is proposed to expand and ensure state-of-the-art criminal prosecutorial efficiency.
The issuance of $116,000,000 of Tarrant County, Texas general obligation bonds for purchasing, constructing, improving and equipping a Criminal District Attorney office building to provide space for prosecutorial efforts and for other non-judicial county activities, and facilities in support thereof, and the purchase or improvement of sites therefor, and the imposition of a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds.
• The Tarrant County District Attorney’s office has outgrown the space it has occupied since 1990.
• Along with Tarrant County’s growing population, criminal case filings and technology needs in the DA’s Office have increased dramatically since 1990.
• Since 1990, the DA’s Office has added several new prosecution units including those investigating Identity Theft, Gang Crimes, Victim’s Assistance, and Elderly Abuse.
• If approved by the voters, Prop B will not increase the County’s property tax rate.