May 2022 – Bond Measure Alternatives Go to City Council

Public Works has prepared a report for the Council following the latest opinion survey. The revenue measure combination that comes closest (61-63%) to 2/3 support is a $300M bond (1/2 to affordable housing, 1/2 to other infrastructure for which the Civic Center could be eligible) paired with a 30 cent per square foot parcel tax dedicated to streets/traffic safety. Voters would vote on each separately, one could win and the other lose, both could win, or both could lose. On May 31, Council will direct staff on whether to proceed with a revenue measure or measures, with final approval by Council on July 12.

Meanwhile, Public Works and Siegel & Strain are developing a scope document outlining next steps in planning and implementation of the Civic Center project.