Plans to improve the city’s parks, facilities and more got resounding approval from Houston voters this week and residents approved all seven ballot propositions totaling $478 million, according to complete but unofficial election results.
None of the seven city bond propositions on the November ballot got less than 53.7 percent of the vote, and one got almost 74 percent approval in a season where some other elections were quite contested.
The ballot propositions would fund capital projects in seven different areas, including parks, public health facilities, waste, libraries, animal care and more, according to city documents.
Among those items included in the bond are at least a few geared toward the local area, such as $8.8 million tabbed for renovated health centers around the city, including Houston Health Department’s West End Health Center, 190 Heights Blvd.
About 67.75 percent of voters, or 303,044 people, voted in favor of the largest bond proposition, Proposition A, which will provide about $277 million for public safety projects, according to complete but unofficial Harris County numbers.
More than 312,200 people voted in favor of Proposition B, compared to about 134,280 against it, which will allocate about $50 million for park projects, according to complete but unofficial numbers.
About 66.6 percent of voters approved Proposition C, which will add $47 million to fund animal care projects, according to complete but unofficial county numbers.
More than 305,270 voters, or about 68.8 percent, supported Proposition D, compared to 137,900 that opposed it, according to complete but unofficial county numbers. The ballot measure will provide $33 million for public health.
Proposition E was the most closely-contested of the seven ballot measures, with about 53.7 percent of the vote supporting it, compared to about 46.2 percent opposing it, according to complete but unofficial numbers. Proposition E will add about $29 million for general improvements, according to the city.
Both propositions F and G sailed to passage with 68.76 percent and 73.98 percent of the vote, respectively, according to complete but unofficial numbers. Proposition F will generate $26 million for a library while Proposition G includes $6 million for solid waste, according to city documents.