Raleigh voters have approved a $92-million bond referendum to improve parks and recreational facilities in the capital city. The measure was solidly supported, 68 percent to 32 percent.
Voters' approval will mean a rise in property tax of 1.72 cents that will go into effect next July.
Funds from that tax increase will also pay for acquisition of new park land and new construction. The plans for improvement are detailed in a new System Plan adopted by the Raleigh City Council.