The amazing buildings that support hundreds of Dallas art groups and many hundreds of artists are falling apart. City investment is needed to keep them from deteriorating to critical condition. It has been seventeen years since there has been any significant investment in the repairs and maintenance of these important and iconic facilities. The longer this situation continues, the more it will cost to correct the damage from deferred maintenance. The bond program being proposed does not increase the tax rate on Dallas homeowners but is part of the normal process for the City to maintain its infrastructure. We can’t let Dallas fall behind other Texas cities and see our beloved arts facilities become shabby or even unusable.