COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A major announcement from mayor Andrew Ginther’s office that he says could give thousands access to affordable housing in Columbus. Mayor Ginther wants to place a bond package on the may ballot. He said it will not raise taxes.
The $1.03 billion bond package will finance capital improvements in neighborhoods across the city.
“This is a historic announcement today of our initial down payment towards building affordable housing in this community,” said Ginther.
Bonds are used for the city to borrow money from investors for city projects like affordable housing sidewalks, and fire and police stations.
Citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the bond in May.
The City will hold four community meetings to further discuss the bond package. The meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.:
- Wednesday, January 16 – Linden Community Recreation Center, 1254 Briarwood Ave.
- Thursday, January 17 – Glenwood Community Recreation Center, 1888 Fairmont Ave.
- Wednesday, January 23 – Driving Park Community Recreation Center, 1100 Rhoads Ave.
- Thursday, January 24 – Marion Franklin Community Recreation Center, 2801 Lockbourne Rd.