2021 Bond Election Update – Property Tax Rate Impact
$25M Special Bond Election for Proposition A & B
Early Voting: October 18 - 29
On August 11th during their regular meeting, the West Lake Hills City Council considered and approved Ordinance No. 2021-008 which authorized ordering an election to be held November 2nd for two separate bond propositions totaling $25M.
Proposition A proposes voters consider approval of a new City facility including the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $13.2M. Specific language, as required, notes that Proposition A is for the purpose of making permanent public improvements including constructing, acquiring, improving, renovating, expanding, and developing a new City Hall and Police Building and related infrastructure.
The existing West Lake Hills City Hall complex located at 911 Westlake Drive is comprised of two buildings that were originally built to residential code; the Police Department to the west and the Administration Building to the east. The Police Department was completed in 1983. The Administration Building was completed a few years later and had a two room, two story addition constructed in 2009. Both structures no longer comply with current building codes, nor do they meet state and national ADA requirements. Both buildings have wood rot, mold and are prone to occasional flooding. A facilities assessment conducted in 2017 concluded that both buildings are poorly designed, functionally inadequate, outdated and unsafe. Neither building is sprinkled.
Proposition B proposes voters consider approval for roadways and drainage improvements and proposes the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $11.8M. Specific language as required notes that Proposition B is for the purpose of constructing, improving, renovating, extending, expanding, and developing streets, roads and related drainage improvements for Camp Craft Road, Laurel Valley Road, Redbud Trail, Westlake Drive, Yaupon Valley Road and Terrace Mountain Drive.
By passing Ordinance No. 2021-008, Council opted for a 25-year term for the $25M Bond. If approved the annual debt service payment would be just over $1.4M and assumes a net interest cost of 2.93%.
For more information see our Bond Information page.
Voting locations and hours
Election Day, November 2, 2021, Voting locations are open from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
Early Voting, October 18-29, 2021, Hours are Monday - Saturday 7:00 Am - 7:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
You may vote at any Vote Center in Travis County where you see a “Vote Here/Aqui” sign.
West Lake Hills Voting Location: Shops at Mira Vista, Suite 325, Bee Caves Rd (Across from Trader Joe's)
To find all Polling Locations:
Early Voting Locations - pdf
Election Day Locations - pdf
Interactive Map - Travis County link