Improving our streets and transportation connections within and beyond our borders. Use our street tracker site to learn about the latest construction projects.

Funding Sources

There are two primary ways that the City pays for street projects – revenue generated by selling bonds and a dedicated sales tax, both which require voter approval.

Bonds: The City sells bonds and use the money to pay for projects. Bonds are sold to investors and the City promises to repay them with interest over a specific period of time (often 20 years).

Sales Taxes: State law allows cities to collect a quarter-cent sales and use tax exclusively for the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing public streets and alleys. The legislation requires voter approval every four years.