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Abilene asks residents for their Bond input

August 18, 2014

Abilene Reporter-News, Texas

Aug. 18--ABILENE, Texas -- The city of Abilene is seeking ideas and suggestions from its residents as the Bond Advisory Committee continues its review process.

"This bond will directly affect the community, so it is important that Abilene residents have the opportunity to communicate their wants and needs," said Deputy City Manager David A. Vela. "Opening the lines of communication allows us to engage with residents, and build a community of the highest quality for present and future generations."

Residents can send their ideas and suggestions by email to They can also post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Bond2015. The ideas and suggestions will be reviewed by the city administration and the Bond Advisory Committee.

This summer, city council appointed 16 members of the community to a bond advisory committee. The committee is tasked with creating a bond package for the May 2015 election. The Bond Advisory Committee meets with city staff once every two weeks to learn and discuss the needs of each city department.

Now, the committee and city staff would like to hear from Abilene residents.

Municipal bonds are issued for the purpose of financing the infrastructure needs of the city. Projects that will serve the city for the long-term are considered. Projects with short-term benefits and operational costs are generally not considered.


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