City of Princeton: Monday, November 13, 2023, The City of Princeton is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of the 2023 Parks & Library Bond Program, with both Proposition A and Proposition B receiving resounding support from the community.
Proposition A, which sought the issuance of $108,100,000 tax bonds for parks, trails, recreational facilities, and park buildings, passed with 71.32% of the vote, garnering 1,149 votes in favor and 28.68% against with 462 votes. Meanwhile, Proposition B, aimed at securing $1,000,000 tax bonds for improvements to the existing city library, achieved success with 69.77% of the vote, receiving 1,133 votes in favor and 28.68% against with 491 votes.
Mayor Brianna Chacon expressed her gratitude for the community's support, stating, "The passing of the 2023 Parks & Library Bond Program marks a significant milestone for our city. The resounding approval from our residents reflects a shared commitment to the enhancement of our public spaces and cultural resources. This investment will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life for all citizens."
The funds from Proposition A will be allocated towards the development of parks, trails, recreational facilities, and park buildings, ensuring that residents have access to well-maintained and modern amenities that promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Proposition B's allocation of $1,000,000 will contribute to essential improvements in the existing city library, enhancing the resources available to the community.
One key aspect highlighted by Mayor Chacon is that there will be no increase in the local sales tax rate. "The City of Princeton is dedicated to responsible fiscal management. With the passing of these propositions, we can enhance our city's infrastructure and cultural offerings without burdening our residents with additional tax expenses," Mayor Chacon emphasized.
The successful passage of both propositions represents a collaborative effort between city officials and engaged community members working together to shape a brighter future for Princeton. The City of Princeton looks forward to initiating these transformative projects, further solidifying its commitment to creating a vibrant and thriving community.