Bonds

Courtesy / Visit Bentonville

Early voting for a special election in Bentonville is underway. Election Day is Apr. 13. Voters are being asked to consider a bond extension that would support infrastructure and public safety improvement projects. A public meeting about the measure is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 8.

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Fayetteville city leaders gathered at Fay Jones Woods on Thursday to break ground on phase one of the construction of the Cultural Arts Corridor, which voters approved in a special bond election in 2019. Phase one will include the development of the woods, streetscape improvements along West Avenue and the reconstruction of parts of the Razorback Regional Greenway.

Courtesy / Washington County Election Commission

One of the issues facing Fayetteville voters in the current bond election would allocate nearly $37 million toward construction of a new police headquarters campus. Another would direct nearly $16 million to the construction of new fire stations.

While there is no organized opposition group against extending Fayetteville's sales tax in the current bond election, there are some residents who are against the proposal. We hear from Stephen Coger, the founder of the Arkansas Justice Collective, about why he is against the referendum.

Courtesy / City of Fayetteville

Early voting begins today in Fayetteville in a special election that would authorize the issuing of $226 million in bonds for a slew of projects.

Courtesy / Washington County Election Commission

Starting Tuesday, Fayetteville residents will vote on ten questions pertaining to a proposed bond package that would fund various projects throughout the city. If approved by voters, question six would put $3.2 million toward economic development bonds.