Current Bond Projects
In 2019 the following propositions passed in the November election.
The issuance of $2,000,000 tax bonds by the City of Friendswood, Texas for designing, constructing, improving, and expanding the municipal public works facility located off of Blackhawk Boulevard in the city. Taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.
The issuance of $9,100,000 tax bonds by the City of Friendswood, Texas for constructing, improving, renovating and equipping public safety facilities for the fire and police departments, consisting of the municipal public safety building and a new fire station and training field to replace fire station number 2 in the city. Taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.
The issuance of $41,000,000 tax bonds by the City of Friendswood, Texas for constructing, acquiring and installing storm water drainage and flood control improvements along clear creek throughout the corporate limits of the city, including dredging, channel improvements and related infrastructure and utility relocation and the acquisition of land and interests in land necessary for said improvements. Taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds will be imposed.
Past Bond Projects
In 2013, Friendswood City Council requested feedback from some volunteers called the "Friendswood Bond Advisory Group" after they researched the City’s existing facilities and needs. Council asked voters to consider propositions for bond funding in four major: fire stations, the Library, parks and streets. Voters approved all four in November 2013. Periodically, City Council receives an update on the projects.
The issuance of $6,565,000 tax bonds for designing, improving, expanding and equipping city fire station number 4 and designing, constructing, improving and equipping a new fire station adjacent to the public safety building in the city.
The issuance of $2,525,000 tax bonds for the purpose of designing, improving and expanding the municipal library.
The issuance of $7,285,000 tax bonds for the purpose of designing, improving and expanding parks and recreational facilities in the city, and the acquisition of land and interests in land for such purposes, including improvements to and expansion of, Centennial Park, Lake Friendswood, Sports Park, Stevenson Park and the acquisition and improvement of land for new parks in the city.
The issuance of $7,710,000 tax bonds for road and street improvements in the city, including, but not limited to, improving:
- Blackhawk Boulevard
- Mary Ann Drive
- Shadow Bend Avenue
- Townes Road
- Winding Road
- Woodlawn Drive