by Sam Hieb
Winston-Salem Journal reports City Council members are reaching a consensus on a $175m bond package:
City administrators recently showed council members scenarios for bond packages that totaled $125 million and $200 million, including $17.5 million in improvements to Benton Convention Center that would not be taken to the public for a vote.
…The bonds will be grouped by category for the voters to approve or disapprove. Under the consensus proposal, voters would be asked to decide on bonds totaling $157.5 million, with the $17.5 million in convention center improvements added to that to bring the total to $175 million.
The bond proposal would include $35 million for community and economic development, $31 million for public safety, $30.85 million for recreation and $60.65 million for transportation.
The city hopes to have a final package for the ballot by May.