City of Arlington Launches Bond Tracker Program

The City of Arlington launched its Bond Tracker program this week to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the 2014 Bond election.

Last November, after months of public input, Arlington voters approved the five-year, $236 million dollar bond package. It focuses on four main areas:

  1. More than $160 million has been designated for street improvements throughout the City.
  2. Arlington Parks and Recreation Department received $60 million for various upgrades and renovations.
  3. The Arlington Fire Department received $9.7 million for fire facilities.
  4. City Libraries got a little more than $6 million for design and construction of a new East Arlington Branch Library, which will be co-located with a reconstructed Hugh Smith Recreation Center.

“These are important projects to advance our City,” said Arlington Deputy City Manager Jim Parajon, who is spearheading the efforts of the Bond Tracker program. “These investments will play a significant role in improving the quality of life in Arlington, and hopefully in attracting new businesses, jobs and residents to the American Dream City.”

Over the coming months and years these projects will be rolled out and the you can track the progress of it all.

The Bond Tracker program includes an interactive website, filtered map, updated stories and videos on construction projects, and complete list of the Capital Budget Planning and Project Sequencing for the 2014 Bond Program here.

“Transparency and accountability are critical portions of our Bond Tracker program,” said Jay Warren, Marketing Communications Manager for the City of Arlington. “The voters have trusted us with a significant investment and they expect that the City will follow through on the promises made for this bond. Through the Bond Tracker program, people can see the designs for projects, how much each project costs and the progress on construction.”

Over the next five years, each project will be updated on the website and the City will post stories, videos and pictures of the progress of those projects.

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