HELP SECURE DENTON COUNTY'S QUALITY OF LIFE
LESS TRAFFIC. SAFER ROADS. WON'T RAISE TAXES.
ABOUT PROP A
On August 16, 2022, Denton County Commissioners Court authorized the calling of a special election for road bonds in the amount of $650 million for the November 8, 2022 election cycle.
Denton County is routinely in the top 10 fastest growing counties in the nation by percentage.
Denton County’s population grew 38.1% from the 665,833 people who lived here in 2010. For comparison, the population in the U.S. grew 6.5% and the population in Texas grew 16.3% during that period. Annual growth for Denton County has averaged 5% per year since 2015. An estimated 82 people move into Denton County every day.
With this growth, we have seen our roads get more congested, leading to longer commutes, and delays to our first responders heading too emergencies.
To date, Denton County commissioners, working with partners, have utilized the voter-approved proceeds of $187 million from the 2004 and $310 million from the 2008 road bond programs to fund and construct more than $8.4 Billion in roadway projects throughout the county that improve the quality of life of every resident
Denton County just lowered the property tax rate to the lowest level in over a decade and now has the lowest countywide tax rate of the 15 most populated counties in Texas. Denton County has effectively managed its road bond debt to maintain its AAA bond rating. It is one of the only 7 counties out of the 254 counties in Texas to attain this rate. Denton County’s tax rate has dropped from $0.28.49/$100 Valuation in 2012 to $0.21.75/$100 Valuation in 2022. The proposition, if approved by the voters, will give the county the authority to issue up to $650 million in road bonds. However, the court has the flexibility to time the issuances to ensure no impact to the tax rate. This has been the policy in issuing debt for the 2008 road bond program. At this point in time, it is the intent of the county to manage the issuance of this bond program in the same manner that will not raise taxes.”
Proposition A, if passed, will fund more than 119 projects in more than 32 municipalities and unincorporated areas. Projects include state highways, local arterials, safety improvements, and county facilities. Denton County will exceed one million people in the next year. Those new residents bring their hopes, dreams and cars with them. But they do not bring any roads. Past bond programs have been used and will continue to be used to reduce congestion and improve safety countywide. The County has accomplished much, but there is much more to do. If approved by the voters, Proposition A will provide the county with the resources it needs to leverage several billion dollars in needed roadway improvements.