Pom­pano vot­ers to de­cide on $174 mil­lion in im­prove­ments

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - LOCAL - By Anne Geg­gis Staff writer ageg­gis@sun­sen­tinel.com or 561-243-6624.

Pom­pano Beach vot­ers will be asked in a spe­cial elec­tion in March if they want to tax them­selves to pay for $174 mil­lion in city­wide im­prove­ments.

Among the 25 pro­posed projects:

An $18.8 mil­lion emer­gency op­er­a­tions cen­ter.

About $19 mil­lion to pay for putting util­ity lines underground from Hills­boro In­let to Terra Mar Drive.

About $24.8 mil­lion to up­grade Dixie High­way with road­way cross­ing im­prove­ments, bi­cy­cle lanes, me­di­ans, side­walks, light­ing and land­scap­ing.

The bonds also will pay for projects the city has al­ready com­mit­ted to, such as $11 mil­lion to buy the Elks Club at 700 SE 10th St. and build ath­letic fields and $9 mil­lion to re­place the city’s fish­ing pier.

Next month, the city will be­gin an ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign to tell res­i­dents about why the projects are pro­posed.

“These bonds are in­tended to pro­vide funds to help re­duce traffic, im­prove public safety and beau­tify our com­mu­nity’s public spa­ces and fa­cil­i­ties,” said San­dra King, Pom­pano’s spokes­woman.

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