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New Parks and Trails Development
We want to thank our bond committee members who worked diligently during the past year. Their efforts resulted in several propositions that reflected past community priorities and provided clear choices to voters. The election results reaffirm that our residents believe these projects are important to Sugar Land's quality of life and economic prosperity. We'd also like to thank the public for their continued confidence in the City's financial stewardship.

Election Results


Voters Approve Bonds for Parks and Trails

Based on unofficial election results, Sugar Land voters approved bonds totaling $31.5 million on Nov. 5 to fund two parks projects. The election results will be canvassed on Nov. 14, and official results will be announced at that time.

The approved propositions include development of 128 acres of new parkland along the Brazos River with an adjacent festival site and a connecting network of nearly 10 miles of hike and bike trails and bridges.

Voters opted against the use of property taxes to fund a future 65-acre major community park located at Chatham Avenue and Easton Avenue.

“The bond election provided an opportunity for our residents to choose whether to authorize property taxes to fund parks projects that were identified through years of community input,” said Mayor James Thompson. “The vote reaffirms that residents believe the approved projects are important to Sugar Land’s quality of life and economic prosperity. It is our intent to keep the tax rate as low as possible while maintaining the quality of service and amenities that our residents expect.”

The proposed parks projects were recommended by a 100-member citizens’ bond committee that met from March to May to prioritize the projects, consider phasing opportunities and make funding recommendations.

The initiative was prompted by a lack of progress and reliable funding for new parks and recreation projects included in the City’s Master Plans and citizens asking for more recreational opportunities, high-quality parks and public spaces for special events and festivals.

“The City will begin working to identify an implementation strategy for the two quality of life projects approved by voters,” said City Manager Allen Bogard. “The results of the bond election demonstrate the public’s continued confidence in the City’s strong and responsible financial stewardship. The City’s sound fiscal management has resulted in a AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, allowing us to finance these projects at competitive rates.”

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