WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Two bond propositions totaling $447 million for roads and parks in Williamson County have passed.
Proposition A included $412 million for road improvements, while Proposition B had $35 million for park upgrades.
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said Tuesday night that he wanted to thank voters for the support of these proposals.
“For the people that live here, that work in the metro-plex area, what it says is we listen to you, and we know that roads are important, and we know that public safety is important,” Gravell said. “It’s just going to continue to open the door for Williamson County and be a trendsetter not only for Texas, but in the world.”
He also addressed a KXAN investigation into contributions made to the Commissioners Court from engineering firms that could receive contracts for bond projects. He pushed back on the notion that those donations would have an effect on the contract process.
“Williamson County’s been award-winning,” Gravell said. “We’ve followed the law in the past, and we’re going to continue to follow the law in the future. The Williamson County Commissioners Court is only influenced by the constituents and making the right decision for the people of the community.”
Proposition A – TBD
The issuance of $412,000,000 tax bonds for roads.”Williamson County Proposition A
As of 11 p.m., 62% voted for and 38% voted against the bond, with 58 of 58 precincts reporting.
Proposition B – TBD
The issuance of $35,000,000 tax bonds for park and recreational purposes.”Williamson County Proposition B
As of 11 p.m., 59% voted yes and 41% voted no with 39 of 58 precincts reporting.
On Tuesday evening, KXAN’s Will DuPree spoke to Williamson County voters who were for the bonds and some who were against them.
Against the bonds
For the bonds