Engage Allen: 2023 Bond

When you think about Allen’s future, what matters most to you? Great parks? Smooth streets? A thriving downtown?

Help pick the projects you want to see in an upcoming bond program. Learn about current needs, select the projects you think are most needed, and collaborate with friends and neighbors at meetings and online public forums. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in one of Allen’s most important decisions about our money and our future!

Bond Planning & Public Input

In Allen, residents lead the charge to select and prioritize projects to be paid for by bonds, set bond amounts and determine what impact (if any) the bond might have on the tax rate. Discussions are guided by a knowledgeable citizen committee with a history of service to Allen, with presentations and supplemental information provided by City of Allen staff.

Five groups, called sub-committees, have been established by Allen City Council to focus on the following topics: Public Safety; Parks and Downtown; Streets, Infrastructure and Neighborhoods; Public Art; and Finance.

Anyone who attends upcoming public meetings can join a sub-committee - no application or selection process required. We know not everyone can attend meetings in person, so online feedback opportunities will be made available throughout the public input process. Subscribe to email alerts to be notified. These decisions impact all of us, so it’s important to hear from as many voices and perspectives as possible!

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Key Dates & Timeline

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Thursday, April 6, 2023Joint Meeting, 2023 Bond Steering Committee & Allen City Council
TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Allen Senior Recreation Center
  • Anyone is welcome to attend and observe. Please note, no public feedback will be collected during this meeting.
Monday, May 22, 2023
2023 Bond Public Kickoff & Input Meeting
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Allen ISD STEAM Center (1680 Ridgeview Drive, Allen, TX 75013)
  • Anyone can attend this meeting to hear presentations about potential projects, suggest new ideas and collaborate to help set priorities for potential bond funding. Any attendee may join a bond sub-committee at this meeting (no application or selection process required!) or simply choose to observe and learn. Learn more
Spring/Summer 2023
Sub-Committee Meetings and Online Input Opportunities
Dates, times and locations vary. View meeting calendar for details.
  • Volunteers for Bond 2023 subcommittees will meet as needed for presentations, discussion and tours
Summer 2023*
*Exact date to be determined
Joint Meeting, 2023 Bond Steering Committee & Allen City Council
Time and location to be determined
  • Steering committee chair and sub-committee chairs will report to council on public findings and priorities for a potential bond election.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023Potential Call for Election
7 p.m., Council Chambers at Allen City Hall
  • Council members will vote on whether to call a bond election for November 7, 2023.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023Potential Bond Election Date
  • A bond election must be ordered by Allen City Council before propositions are added to the ballot.

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Meet the Bond Steering Committee

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Robin Sedlacek

Steering Committee Chair

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Michael Schaeffer

Public Safety

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Gary Rodenbaugh

Parks & Downtown

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Jim Waldbauer

Streets, Infrastructure & Neighborhoods

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Jane Bennett

Public Art

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Kurt Kizer