Greensboro is among several municipalities preparing for the upcoming general election this summer. Greensboro residents will decide on the next mayor, several city council seats, and five separate bond measures that could mean millions for local projects.
The election is on July 26 and is a result of legislation passed last year by the North Carolina General Assembly. That change was prompted by delays in 2020 U.S. Census data. It gave municipalities time to consider revising electoral districts based on those new numbers.
In addition to the mayor and city council races, there is a $135 million bond referendum on the ballot. That will be broken up into separate measures. There's one for parks and recreation, firefighting facilities, law enforcement facilities, and transportation.
Jon Decker is Greensboro's budget and evaluation director. He says a bond item for housing will also be up to voters.
"This bond would be for $30 million and help the city continue the implementation of the Housing GSO plan," says Decker. "That focuses on providing affordable rental units as well access to home ownership and neighborhood reinvestment.”
Early voting for the municipal general election will begin on July 7 and runs through July 23.
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