Rhode Island Question 2, Preservation, Recreation and Heritage Bonds (2002)

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Rhode Island Question 2, also known as Preservation, Recreation and Heritage Bonds ($14,000,000), was on the November 5, 2002 election ballot in Rhode Island. It passed, with 53.6% of voters in favor.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed $14,000,000 for State support of recreational development, historical preservation, and the Heritage Harbor Museum.

Approval and issuance of these bonds will provide funds for (a) the development and restoration of the Pawtuxet River Walkway in West Warwick;

(b) for capital development and restoration at Roger Williams Park in Providence;

(c) for State support of the Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission to make grants for capital preservation projects at museums and cultural art centers located in historic structures throughout the State of Rhode Island; and

(d) for the creation, design, construction, furnishing and equipping of Heritage Harbor Museum.

EXPLANATION: How will the money be spent?

(a) $3,000,000 will be used for development and restoration of the Pawtuxet River Walkway located within the Town of West Warwick;

(b) $3,000,000 will be used for capital development and restoration at Roger Williams Park located in the City of Providence;

(c) $3,000,000 will be distributed through a grant program operated by the Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission to museums and cultural art centers located in historic structures throughout the State of Rhode Island. Grant awards will be limited to capital preservation projects; and

(d) $5,000,000 will be used to provide funds for the creation, design, construction, furnishing and equipping of the Heritage Harbor Museum, a statewide history museum and cultural center for Rhode Island.

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