2017 Bond Election

EARLY  Voting Dates/Times for the UPCOMING BOND ELECTION:


October 23 - 27
Monday - Friday
8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
October 28
Saturday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
October 29
Sunday 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.
October 30 - November 1
Monday - Wednesday
8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
 November 2 - 3
Thursday & Friday
7 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Bond brochure information and more details available on votefbtx.com.

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The Farmers Branch City Council appointed citizen representatives to a committee to deliberate on a possible “quality of life” bond initiative. This work group, the Citizen Bond Committee, learned about City operations, visited City facilities, and much more. All the meetings of the Citizen Bond Committee were open to the public. Agendas and minutes for all meetings held are listed below.
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November 1, 2016


Chairperson Michelle Holmes of the Citizen Bond Committee presented the committee's findings and recommendations to the City Council during their regular meeting on November 1. View the document presented to Council.

October 27, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center at 14050 Heartside Place, on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

October 20, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center at 14050 Heartside Place, on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

October 13, 2016 CANCELED - No quorum present


The Citizen Bond Committee did not meet at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center at 14050 Heartside Place, on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. View the agenda for this meeting.

August 25, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center at 14050 Heartside Place, on Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

August 11, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Manske Library at 13613 Webb Chapel on Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

July 28,2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, located at 14050 Heartside Place on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.



July 20, 2016


Polling Results from Citizen Bond Committee July 19th Listening Meetings

The Powerpoint slide show shown at the Listening Meetings offers information referenced in the content of the polling questions. More information is also available on the Demo/Rebuild incentive program.

2 p.m. meeting: Report with polling question results and Video on Youtube

7 p.m. meeting:Report with polling question results and Video on Youtube

July 19, 2016


The City Council-appointed Citizen Bond Committee is inviting the public to attend one of, if not both, "Listening Meetings" on potential bond issues, set for Tuesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center or at 7 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center.

The Committee is asking for the public's help in deciding on potential bond issues for a 2017 ballot by attending the Listening Meetings on July 19. Committee members will present a summary of the process to date then ask participants to weigh in on potential bond issues by use of real-time polling devices during the meeting.



June 23, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, located at 14050 Heartside Place on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting

May 26, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, located at 14050 Heartside Place on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting

April 28, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Manske Library, located at 13613 Webb Chapel on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting. View a report submitted by Economic Development Residential Sub-Committee at the April 28 meeting.
 

March 31, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Recreation Center located at 14050 Heartside Place on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.


March 17, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Manske Library located at 13613 Webb Chapel Road on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Review the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

March 10, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met in the Pecan Room of the Recreation Center located at 14050 Heartside Place on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

March 3, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met at the Farmers Branch Manske Library located at 13613 Webb Chapel Road at 7 p.m. View the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

Review the presentation provided by Fire Chief Steve Parker on the proposed relocation of Fire Station No. 2.

February 25, 2016


The Citizen Bond Committee met in the Oak Room at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center located at 14050 Heartside Place at 7 p.m. Review the agenda and minutes for this meeting.

Review the long range financing presentation offered by Managing Director Charles Cox.

February 18, 2016


On February 18, the Citizen Bond Committee met at Fire Station No. 3, the Bob Phelps Fire Administration Building, to continue discussions. Review the minutes of this meeting.

Review Farmers Branch demographics, the presentation on issues facing suburban cities, and the presentation on the State of the City provided by Economic Development Manager Allison Cook and Planning & Community Services Director Andy Gillies.

February 9, 2016


On February 9, the Citizen Bond Committee held its first formal meeting. Review the minutes of this meeting.

February 5, 2016


During their regularly scheduled Council meeting held Tuesday, February 2, 2016 City Council formerly created a Citizen Bond Committee consisting of the members:
Bronson Blackson
Tamara Cleghorn
Rodger Cramer
Jorge Gonzales
David Merritt
Nic Rady
Joan O'Shea
Vincent Montenegro
Michael Driskill
James Webb
Martina De Los Santos
Timothy Yarbrough
Colin Eddy
Marcus Miller
Michelle Homes
Meredith MacLeod
John Speed
n/a
Additionally, to help guide this Committee through its first meeting(s), Council appointed Michelle Holmes as the Interim Chairperson until such time as the Committee appoints a permanent Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.

The first Citizen Bond Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Farmers Branch Manske Library, located at 13613 Webb Chapel Road. Residents are invited to attend this public meeting, and the agenda has been posted for viewing. As always, if you have ideas or concerns you would like for the Citizen Bond Committee to consider, click on the link at the bottom of the page that says “Quality of Life Bond feedback” and share your thoughts.

UPDATE: March 10, 2016
The Citizen Bond Committee will meet in the Pecan Room of the Recreation Center located at 14050 Heartside Place on Thursday, March 10 at 7:00pm. Review the agenda for this meeting.