Bond 2022 - November 8, $30 Million Bond Proposition

$30 Million Bond Proposition – Street and Related Drainage Improvements

In November 2022, Universal City residents will be asked to vote on Proposition A, a $30 million bond program for street and associated drainage improvements. 2010 was the last street bond election for Universal City. In that election, Universal City voters approved $19.5 million for streets and related drainage improvements. The City used the $19.5 million to reconstruct or rehab 28 streets within the City.

Homeowners with the “Over-65 Tax Levy Freeze” will NOT be impacted by any new Bond Debt Service.

Propuesta de Bonos por $30 millones – Mejoras de Calles y del Drenaje Relacionado

En noviembre de 2022, se les pedirá a los residentes de Universal City que voten sobre la Propuesta A, un programa de bonos por $30 millones para mejoras de calles y del drenaje asociado. En el año 2010 se realizó la última elección de bonos para calles de Universal City. En esa elección, los votantes de Universal City aprobaron $19.5 millones para mejoras de calles y del drenaje relacionado. La Ciudad empleó los $19.5 millones para reconstruir o rehabilitar 28 calles dentro de la Ciudad.

Los propietarios de viviendas con el "Congelamiento de Impuestos para Mayores de 65 años" NO se verán afectados por ningún nuevo Servicio de Deuda de Bonos.

Election Notices

  1. What is on the ballot?
  2. Que hay en la boleta?

Proposition A: The issuance of not to exceed $30,000,000 in principal amount of bonds for street improvements and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

This proposition, if approved by voters, would provide funding for street and drainage improvements to the City’s roadway infrastructure. Potential projects may include, but are not limited to, two types of street work: reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Street reconstruction typically involves complete replacement of the roadway section, repair/installation of concrete curb and gutter, and repairs or replacement of the underground public utilities. Street rehabilitation is also known as Mill and Overlay. Mill and Overlay is the paving process of removing the top few inches of the existing asphalt (milling), making a few spot repairs in the base work then putting on a fresh new coat of 2” asphalt mix (overlay).

  1. Which Street?
  2. ¿Qué Calles?

In 2009, the City hired an engineering firm to conduct an assessment of every roadway in the City.  Each road was given a rating of good, fair, poor, and very poor.  The proposed bond funds would be targeted toward streets that have a fair, poor, or very poor rating; however, there is no guarantee that the funds are sufficient to repair all the streets in these categories. Eligible street and drainage improvements include, but are not limited to, the following:

AbbotsburyCynthiaHillview DrOld Converse RdSuncliffe Dr.
Austin DrDeerglenHouston DrPark LnTexas Dr
Balboa DrDelphianInkswoodParkview DrThebes
BeechwoodDesoto DrIvy LnPaved Alley/Rear EntryTravis Dr
Boulder DrDoris DrKimberly DrPersiaTumblebrook
Bowie DrE. Byrd BlvdKitty Hawk RdPhoenix AveUniversal Dr
Branch Hollow DrE Langley BlvdLogswoodPlaza DrW Aviation Blvd
BrinwoodE Lindbergh BlvdMatthewRed Horse CirW Byrd
BrooklineE Wright BlvdMeadow ArborRhonda DrW Langley Blvd
CapricornFern Meadow DrMeadow WayRising StarW Lindbergh
Castle ClimbForrest TrlMeadowland Dr.Robin Dr.W Wright Blvd
CenterbrookFort WayneMedicine RockRose GardenWayne Dr.
ChurchwoodFoxglove LnNationalRosewood DrWest Oak
Clear OakGamblewoodNorthview Dr.Russword CirWestway Dr
CollingwoodGarden MeadowOak BreezeSandhill DrWinn Ave
Cordoba DrHidden GroveOak CircleShadowyckWolf Prairie
Crockett High OakOak MeadowsSherri DrYoung Ave
Crosswood DrHIghlandview VWOaklaneState Blvd
Crystal CanyonHillcrest DrOld Cimmarron TrailStonegate Dr

To minimize disruption to residents and to make sure construction is done in an efficient manner, Public Works coordinates with the Water Department to replace water and sewer lines at the same time or prior to the roadways being rebuilt. This coordination occurs on an ongoing basis and is intended to maximize cost savings and efficiency. In addition, the bond funds could also be used as matching funds to obtain additional street project monies from Federal, State, and County grant programs.

If approved, the bond monies would be issued incrementally over a fifteen-year (15 year) period as various projects are ready for construction. 

  1. How are Bonds Repaid?
  2. ¿Cómo se Pagan los Bonos?

Bonds are repaid through ad valorem property taxes. An ad valorem tax is based on the assessed value of real estate or personal property. While the bond monies would be spent incrementally over a fifteen-year (15 year) period, repayment of the monies would occur over a twenty-year (20 year) period for each bond issue. 

By the year 2036, the cumulative maximum impact to the debt rate may be $0.0118 (1.18¢) and the projected cumulative impact to a homeowner is as follows:

Average Home ValueAnnual ImpactMonthly Impact

Homeowners with the “Over-65 Tax Levy Freeze” will NOT be impacted by any new Bond Debt Service.

  1. When and Where to Vote
  2. Cuando y Donde Votar

Last Day to Register to Vote...October 11, 2022

Early Voting.... October 24-November 4, 2022

Election Day.... November 8, 2022

• Bexar County residents of Universal City may find polling locations and other information on the Bexar County website:

• Guadalupe County residents of Universal City may find polling locations and other information on the Guadalupe County website:

Only residents who live within Universal City’s city limits are eligible to vote on the 2022 Universal City Bond Proposition. Items on the ballot are listed alphabetically. Look for the Universal City Bond Proposition A near the end of the ballot.