AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Proposition A, a $275 million bond focused on building an updated Civic Center in downtown, was voted down by the Amarillo community in Tuesday night's election.
Prop A was defeated by a 62-38% margin with voters in both Potter and Randall Counties.
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Build Amarillo PAC emailed a statement after the results were returned.
“Although Prop A did not pass, thousands of people believed in this critical project and voted in favor of redeveloping the Civic Center,” said Build Amarillo member Jason Herrick. “This proves that Amarillo residents are ready to take our town to the next level. It’s extremely unfortunate we won’t be doing that in the near future because we have great momentum in Amarillo right now.”
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Proposition B was also voted down, meaning that the Amarillo City Council will continue to serve two-year terms.
Voters, however, did approve Proposition C which means the Amarillo City Council will now on a bi-weekly basis.