Why is funding needed for our streets?
A 2017 pavement condition survey revealed that nearly two-thirds of Salt Lake City streets are in poor or worse condition and a large number of these streets are in such poor condition that they need to be entirely rebuilt.
A recent sales tax increase will help boost funding for ongoing street maintenance (resurfacing, pothole repair etc.), but funding is still needed for the City’s critical streets reconstruction projects.
To fund these reconstruction projects, City leaders have voted to place an $87 million General Obligation (GO) Bond on November’s ballot for voters to decide.
If voters approve, the $87 million bond would more than likely be issued in several smaller bonds to allow the Engineering Division to properly plan for projects that can be accomplished in the required three-year period and to minimize the financial impact on residents.
Because the City is paying off two existing bonds in 2019, the 2018 Street Reconstruction Bond would have minimal new financial impact on property owners – an estimated increase of $5 or less a year for an average primary residence of $339,500.
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