What is a bond and why do I have to vote on it?

Just as homeowners borrow money in the form of a mortgage to finance the purchase of a home, a city borrows money in the form of bonds to finance the construction of capital projects. Both are repaid over time. A city is required by law to seek approval from voters in the form of a bond election in order to issue bonds.

As a resident, your vote matters. Because of historically low voter turnout in Rosenberg, local elections are typically decided by less than 10% of residents. At the May 7, 2022 general election, the City had 20,076 registered voters, and of those only 1,765 cast ballots. 

 Voting on this bond election gives you the opportunity to have a say in the future of the city. 

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1. Why a bond election?
2. What is a General Obligation Bond?
3. What is a bond and why do I have to vote on it?
4. How many propositions will there be?
5. When was the last time there were General Obligation Bonds on the ballot and what kinds of bond-financed projects has Rosenberg completed in the past?
6. What will happen if the bonds do not pass?
7. Does the City Council support the bond election?
8. Who do I contact for more information?