Sugar Land City Council Seeks Resident Input on Future Bond Election

Sugar Land City Council Seeks Resident Input on Future Bond Election

The Sugar Land City Council has announced an opportunity for residents to weigh in on potential projects for a future bond election. This bond election could authorize up to $350 million for capital projects over the next 5-7 years, translating to about $300 million in 2024 dollars.

The proposed projects address key community priorities such as public safety, streets, traffic and sidewalks, drainage, municipal facilities, and enhancements to the planned animal shelter. These priorities were identified through years of public feedback, including recent Citizen Satisfaction Surveys, sentiment surveys, community meetings, various master plans, and input from the City Council.

Funding for these projects may involve a tax rate increase of no more than 5 cents. This would result in an incremental monthly cost to the average resident of less than $5 annually, or approximately $20 per month by 2030.

The final bond propositions and costs for the November election will be determined at a future City Council meeting where formal action to call the election is expected.

“This workshop was a crucial step in our ongoing efforts to respond to our residents. We are committed to being responsive to our community as evidenced by the extensive work we’ve done to complete drainage, mobility and parks projects approved by voters in 2019 and 2013,” said Sugar Land Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman. “This election will give our residents the choice to consider future projects that we’ve been told are important.”

According to the latest Citizen Satisfaction Survey, 95 percent of residents enjoy living in Sugar Land. The city maintains one of the lowest tax rates in the state while providing high-level services, including capital projects that address key citizen priorities.

Comprehensive community engagement and education will be conducted prior to the election through community meetings, HOA meetings, and special events.

For more information about the proposed projects, opportunities to provide feedback and to sign up to receive notifications visit