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What to know about the 2026 Fort Worth bond process

Public comment will begin in October of this year.

Fort Worth City Hall Overhead

Construction continues on the new City Hall and City Council chambers, where the 2026 bond will ultimately be debated.

Courtesy City of Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth has released a proposed schedule for the 2026 bond election and is anticipating garnering feedback from the community starting in October.

Municipal bonds are debt securities that Fort Worth uses to fund larger capital projects that fall outside the scope of annual budget allocation. The last Fort Worth bond program, in 2022, greenlit $560 million in capital improvement projects.

Similar to the 2022 bond, the 2026 bond program includes capital investment in city facilities, public parks, street infrastructure, and natural areas. One potential shift is an allocation for housing.

Fort Worth is the largest Texan city to never have a housing allocation within a bond program, and the city’s recent pilot program on homelessness indicates an interest in finding new affordability options.

Keep an eye out for public comment beginning in the final quarter of the year.