FRIENDSWOOD — Friendswood’s bond advisory committee made up of city residents will meet Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a bond election.
Forty to 50 residents attended the group’s first meeting last month, said Nick Haby, the city’s spokesperson.
In December, the city council suggested a committee of residents be formed to lead the discussion of what, if any, projects are needed.
City Manager Roger Roecker said there were $27 million of street improvements, drainage projects and building renovations in the city’s five-year capital improvement plan. There were also about $3.5 million of park improvements and acquisitions that could be a part of the bond election. The Friendswood Library board has recommended that the city ask voters to approve a $2 million bond issue to expand and improve the library.
It will be up to the group to decide what to recommend to the city council and when, Haby said.
“We’re in the process of handing the ball off to them,” he said.
The city has and will continue to provide information on past bond elections, such as the successful 2003 bond election and the failed 2009 election, on city capital improvement projects and on what would be needed to call an election in November.
The issue of bonds and the advisory group came up at Monday’s city council meeting when the council rejected placing a bond election on the May ballot for the expansion of the Friendswood Library.
At a glance
What: Friendswood bond advisory committee
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive