Pflugerville council axes $8M bond plan for animal shelter

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — City council members in Pflugerville nixed a plan to put an $8.1 million bond package for a new animal shelter onto the November ballot.

Workers at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter told KXAN last week that they have outgrown their operation and need a bigger facility.

“I agree, we need a new shelter. The one that we have right now is not very good at all,” resident James Rogers told KXAN. But he had reservations about the proposed plan. “I think we can get the job done a lot cheaper than $8 million.”

“I think $8 million could be used for other purposes that could be a little bit more important, such as children in schools,” resident Kayley Jense added.

Council members voted down the bond with a 3-2 decision, with the mayor being the deciding vote.

While the bond won’t make it to this year’s ballot, there is still hope for an improved shelter.

“I will be requesting an item be placed on a future agenda to approve a project to begin developing a hard plan for the next time around,” said Councilman Victor Gonzales.

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