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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 16, 20166min324

As Denver officials began listening to citizens this week about the next round of general obligation bonds to help address city amenity needs like roads, parks and buildings, the size of the bond issue and whether it could include a tax hike to present to voters are unknown. A City Council committee heard an update on the 2017 General Obligation Bond program Tuesday, Nov. 15. Chief Financial Officer Brandon Hanlon said the 2007 program, dubbed the Better Denver bond program, authorized $550 million for 380 capital improvement projects. Money came from a 2.5 property tax mill levy that did not require voter approval, he added, since it came from the city's existing property tax.