2020 Bond Referendums
There are four bond referendums on Nov. 3, general election ballot, and voters may vote yes or no on each of these referendums:
- Libraries - $90 million.
- Parks - $112 million.
- Transportation - $160 million
- Community and Health and Human Services - $79 million.
If approved by voters, the county plans to use bond money for the following projects:
Four libraries are planned for renovations and upgrades:
- Patrick Henry Community ($23 million).
- Sherwood Regional ($18 million).
- George Mason Regional ($15 million).
- Kingstowne Regional ($34 million - current community library proposed to be replaced with new regional library).
Of the $112 million proposed, the Fairfax County Park Authority plans to use $100 million to finance:
- Park renovations and upgrades.
- Natural and cultural resource stewardship.
- Land acquisition and open space preservation.
- New park development.
The remaining $12 million is intended to fund the county’s share for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s capital program that focuses on:
- Expanding public open space and trails.
- Protecting natural, cultural and historic resources.
- Improving existing facilities.
- Providing additional recreational opportunities.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Two facilities are planned for renovations or upgrades:
The $160 million bond will pay for Fairfax County’s share of Metro’s capital improvement program. This program focuses on rehabilitating and modernizing the Metrorail system, including purchasing new railcars and buses and building a new bus garage.
Read explanations about how the county currently plans to use bond money if voters approve the bond referendums for libraries, parks, transportation and health and human services.
Bonds: Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to frequently asked questions about bonds, including why the county uses bonds to pay for capital facilities, how the money may be used and the costs of borrowing.