Only 2 of 7 local propositions gain wide support

Only 2 of 7 local propositions gain wide support

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Voting numbers in both Amarillo counties have been tallied and all but two of the seven local propositions are in the red.

Voters in each county supported Propositions 1 and 2, which would give over $100M toward the renovation and maintenance of city streets and facilities.

Proposition 1, the most expensive item on the local ballot, stands for a $90 million bond that would fund reconstruction and maintenance for more than two dozen areas in Amarillo. The 29 areas listed include ongoing projects on Georgia, Coulter, and Grand Streets, and ones scheduled for completion in the next few years, like the expansion of Loop-335.

City officials say the passing of Proposition 1 will help expedite the construction.

Proposition 2 is a $20 million bond that will add, upgrade, and fix Amarillo's police and fire departments, as well as the city's Animal Management & Welfare office. The biggest chunk of the funds will go toward the Amarillo Fire Department, which is in need for complete reconstruction of two fire stations.

Proposition 4, which would provide money toward the upkeep of existing city parks and upstart the building of new ones, was the most-contested of the seven propositions. As of Wednesday morning, only 428 votes prevented the proposition's passage.

The widest margin appeared on an $83 million bond that would help renovate sections of the Amarillo Civic Center. Nearly 40,000 voters opposed the proposition, garnering 57 percent of the total count.

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