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Philly votes yes for $184M bond to improve city infrastructure

It will go toward capital purposes

Philly voted “yes” in regards to the one city bond question on the ballot this year to allow the city to borrow $134 million for capital purposes.

According to official results, 66.65 percent of Philly residents voted in favor, while 33.35 voted against the bond question:

Should the City of Philadelphia borrow $184,303,000.00 to be spent for and toward capital purposes as follows: Transit; Streets and Sanitation; Municipal Buildings; Parks, Recreation and Museums; and Economic and Community Development?

Ward 30, which includes Graduate Hospital and a portion of Grays Ferry, was most in favor of the bond, with 81.57 percent voting “yes” on the question.

Here’s how that chunk of change will break down:

  • $100.9 million for improvements to municipal buildings
  • $33.4 million for streets and sanitation
  • $25.7 million for parks, recreation, and museums
  • $19.5 million for economic and community development
  • $4.7 million for transit.

As part of the $184 billion bond, the infrastructure improvements must provide value to the city for at least five years.