There’s more than just candidates on the Tarrant County ballot come Nov. 8.
Local cities from Arlington to Richland Hills have a slew of proposals on the ballot as well, ranging from whether to help build a new ballpark for the Texas Rangers to determining whether some cities should have term limits and be able to delete aging provisions of their charters.
Here’s a look at the other issues on the ballot:
School officials are asking voters to weigh in on a $59.5 million bond proposal to build and renovate schools and install security upgrades.
Local voters will finally have a chance to cast their vote regarding a plan to finance a new $1 billion air-conditioned ballpark for the Texas Rangers. Arlington residents are being asked to sign off on redirecting some tax revenue — regarding funds ranging from sales tax to hotel-occupancy tax to car rental tax — to begin paying for the new facility.
Voters will weigh in on five proposals that would create term limits, allow electronic voting by the City Council, requre that some appointments receive City Council approval, eliminate an aging provision of the charter and address personal financial interests.
On the ballot is whether to continue the city’s Crime Control and Prevention District, and the tax that goes along with it.
Voters will decide whether the city may sell 24 acres of land within Central Park.
Voters have one proposal to weigh in on, whether it should be legal to sell alcohol beverages for off-premise consumption only.
This would allow “the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.”
Early voting runs from Oct. 24-Nov. 4. Election Day is Tues., Nov. 8.
On the ballot is the issue of whether the Fort Worth Transportation Authority should continue servicing the city of Richland Hills.
Voters in parts of the city will weigh in on whether alcoholic beverages, including mixed beverages, should be sold there.
Voters will decide two city council races: Place 2, pitting Evelyn J. Spurlock and Elzie Clements; and Place 3, pitting George F. Klecan and Danny Anderson.
Voters here have eight propositions to weigh in on, including amending the Town Council’s charter to set council terms at three years, determining when a council member forfeits his or her office and deleting old parts of the town’s charter.