• Letter: Local bonds will improve High Point

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    This week, Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted in support of the $50 million High Point Bond Project, which will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. Although we are a business-centric organization, we understand that the well-being and characteristics of a great city are more than simply a vibrant economy. This Bond Initiative – which will not raise taxes - will enhance the infrastructure, places and people that make High Point great.

    Specifically, there will be three distinct projects associated with this General Obligation Bond.

    1. Road projects: enhancing safety, aesthetics and improving current road conditions.

    2. Parks and Recreation projects: renovate and improve one of our community’s biggest assets, City Lake Park, as well as the construction of a state-of-the-art Center for Active Older Adults.

    3. Housing: with the help of federally- supported funds, the City will be creating affordable housing for working families.

    In preparation for our Candidates Forum being held Thursday, Oct. 24 at the High Point Theater (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), I personally reached out to all City Council and Mayoral Candidates. I am proud to say that they all enthusiastically support this 2019 Bond Project. That’s 18 candidates, from all parts of our city and with varied backgrounds, in consensus on one thing – High Point needs this initiative.

    I encourage you to Vote YES for all three projects within this bond.

    Visit www.bhpchamber.org for more information.

    Patrick W. Chapin
    President & CEO
    Business High Point - Chamber of Commerce