The McKinney City Council voted to call an election where voters will consider five general obligation bond propositions, two charter amendments and three Council seats. The general and special election is scheduled for May 4. Early voting takes place from April 22–30.
General Obligation Bond Election
McKinney voters will cast ballots “for” or “against” five propositions and each proposition can be considered individually. General obligation bonds are funds borrowed by the city for specific public purposes. Authorization to borrow must be approved by voters and are repaid with property tax revenue.
Voters will consider these propositions:
Proposition No. 1: The issuance of $75,000,000 general obligation bonds for public safety facilities
Proposition No. 2: The issuance of $50,000,000 general obligation bonds for a municipal community complex
Proposition No. 3: The issuance of $91,000,000 general obligation bonds for parks and recreation facilities
Proposition No. 4: The issuance of $34,000,000 general obligation bonds for public works facilities
Proposition No. 5: The issuance of $100,000,000 general obligation bonds for street improvements including sidewalk, alley, and other traffic flow improvements
Charter Amendment Election
In addition to the General Bond Election, City Council approved an ordinance to call a city charter amendment election. Voters will have the opportunity to consider two propositions individually. The proposed changes to the city charter include:
Proposition No. 1: Provide for a reduction in the required petition signatures needed to initiate a recall election
Proposition No. 2: Clarify that recall elections are citywide
City Council Election
Voters will elect representatives for one At Large seat plus the District 2 and the District 4 seats. Individuals interested in learning more about running can pick up candidate packets from the City Secretary at City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. The deadline to file is Friday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.
For additional voting information, visit the General Election page.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 190,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The city is home to the top-rated McKinney National Airport and serves as the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning set of cutting-edge technology companies. McKinney offers the perfect mix for successful business development: a highly educated workforce, availability of land for expansion, convenient location to the DFW area and a nationally-acclaimed quality of life.