The Bernalillo County Commission approved a $36.3 million bond package that will be added to the ballot this November for voter approval.
The bonds would pay for better roads, upgrade libraries, improve recreation facilities, expand storm drainage facilities, make county buildings more energy efficient and help the chronically homeless with the development of a tiny home village, in conjunction with other governmental and non-governmental agencies.
These community investments would be financed by General Obligation Bonds that allow the county to borrow money at low interest rates. Bernalillo County voters will be asked to consider the projects in the Nov. 8 general election.
The County Commission also approved the county’s Capital Improvement Plan, which is an inventory of existing and proposed capital projects that provides guidance to the public and lawmakers about Bernalillo County’s infrastructure needs, including public safety facilities, roads, storm drainage, animal care, parks, trails and sidewalks.
The 2016-2022 Capital Improvement Plan is a six-year plan that integrates public input, available funding and the county’s top capital needs.