Voters approve all Denver bond issues totaling nearly $1 billion

DENVER -- All of the bond issues considered in the 2017 election that totaled nearly $1 billion and affect everything from streets to libraries to parks passed on Tuesday night.

Residents voted strongly to continue funding for those issues and more.

Streets and Transportation (2A): Allows the city to issue up to $431 million in general obligation bonds to fund street, sidewalk, public transit and other transportation improvements.

Denver Cultural Facilities Bond Issue (2B): Authorizes the city to issue up to $117 million in general obligation bonds to fund improvements to cultural facilities such as museums, the zoo, the botanic gardens, animal care facilities, and theaters and performing arts centers.

Denver Health and Hospital Outpatient Center Bond Issue (2C): Authorizes the city to issue up to $75 million in general obligation bonds to fund the construction of a new outpatient medical center for the Denver Health and Hospital Authority.

Denver Public Safety Facilities Bond Issue (2D): Authorizes the city to issue up to $77 million in general obligation bonds -- a type of government debt -- to fund improvement of public safety facilities, such as fire stations and police stations.

Denver Library Bond Issue (2E): Authorizes the city to issue up to $69 million in general obligation bonds to fund the improvement of library facilities.

Denver Parks and Recreation Bond Issue (2F): Authorizes the city to issue up to $152 million in general obligation bonds to fund the improvement of parks, open space,and recreation facilities.

Denver Public Facilities Bond Issue (2G): Authorizes the city to issue up to $16.5 million in general obligation bonds -- a type of government debt -- to fund improvements to city facilities, including health and human services buildings.

“Tonight, the people of Denver have delivered an overwhelming vote of confidence in our city, providing the vision and resources we need to keep Denver the city we all love to call home,” Mayor Michael Hancock said.

“Because you voted yes on these measures, we can improve and repair critical infrastructure in neighborhoods and communities throughout Denver -- keeping our great city a city that works for everyone.”