S.A. Bond Committee Set

The City of San Antonio has selected three people to chair the 2017 Bond Committee.

Eddie Aldrete, Darryl Byrd, and Carri Baker will head the committee, monitoring the meetings and advocating for the citizens.

“Making sure they know that this is a citizens driven process and that the projects that are being presented are critical as we grow as a city,” Baker said.

Baker has done this before, she was a Tri-Chair for the 2012 Bond Program. Eddie Aldrete was Co-Chair of the Facilities & Community Initiatives Committee 2012 Bond Program.

“With bond dollars, we can make those major investments, we can do it without raising tax dollars,” Baker told KTSA News.

And input and transparency are key.

“And that is sort of the cornerstone of this bond proposal,” she said. “Citizens engagement on the front end, citizen engagement throughout the campaign.”

“The 2017-2022 Bond Program, currently estimated to be $850 million, will lay the foundation for our growth by dedicating a majority of the funding to basic infrastructure projects,” Mayor Taylor said, in a statement. “The Tri-Chairs will play a critical role by overseeing Bond Committees, organizing community meetings, and communicating Bond project priorities.”

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