Engage Allen: 2023 Bond

When you think about Allen’s future, what matters most to you? Great parks? Smooth streets? A thriving downtown?

Help pick the projects you want to see in an upcoming bond program. Learn about current needs, suggest your own ideas, and collaborate with friends and neighbors at meetings and online public forums. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in one of Allen’s most important decisions about our money and our future!

Bond Planning & Public Input

In Allen, residents lead the charge to select and prioritize projects to be paid for by bonds, set bond amounts and determine what impact (if any) the bond might have on the tax rate. Discussions are guided by a knowledgeable citizen committee with a history of service to Allen, with presentations and supplemental information provided by City of Allen staff.

Five groups, called sub-committees, have been established by Allen City Council to focus on the following topics: Public Safety; Parks and Downtown; Streets, Infrastructure and Neighborhoods; Public Art; and Finance.

Anyone who attends upcoming public meetings can join a sub-committee - no application or selection process required. We know not everyone can attend meetings in person, so online feedback opportunities will be made available throughout the public input process. Subscribe to email alerts to be notified. These decisions impact all of us, so it’s important to hear from as many voices and perspectives as possible!

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Key Dates & Timeline

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Thursday, April 6, 2023Joint Meeting, 2023 Bond Steering Committee & Allen City Council
TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Allen Senior Recreation Center
  • Anyone is welcome to attend and observe. Please note, no public feedback will be collected during this meeting.
May 2023*
*Exact date to be determined
Public Kickoff & Input Meeting
Time and location to be determined
  • Anyone can attend this meeting to hear presentations about potential projects, suggest new ideas and collaborate to help set priorities for potential bond funding. Any attendee may join a bond sub-committee at this meeting (no application or selection process required!) or simply choose to observe and learn.
Spring-Summer 2023*
*Exact dates to be announced after public kickoff meeting
Sub-Committee Meetings and Online Input Opportunities
Times and locations to be determined after the public kickoff meeting
  • Anyone can contribute to online polls and other input opportunities to offer ideas, prioritize projects, and provide feedback to relevant sub-committees. 
  • Sub-committees will meet as needed to learn more about potential projects, tour relevant facilities and discuss funding requirements.
Summer 2023*
*Exact date to be determined
Joint Meeting, 2023 Bond Steering Committee & Allen City Council
Time and location to be determined
  • Steering committee chair and sub-committee chairs will report to council on public findings and priorities for a potential bond election.
August 8, 2023Potential Call for Election
7 p.m., Council Chambers at Allen City Hall
  • Council members will vote on whether to call a bond election for November 7, 2023.
November 7, 2023Potential Bond Election Date
  • A bond election must be ordered by Allen City Council before propositions are added to the ballot.

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