August Voting for the Harris County Flood Bond Program / by Michael Graves

On the anniversary of Harvey, Houstonians have the opportunity to decide to vote for or against a 2.5 billion dollar flood control project which would cover drainage improvements, upgraded warning systems, infrastructure repairs, home buyouts, and the construction of more detention basins. The cost of these projects would mean a property tax increase of no more than 1.4% if the bond passes. The proposed flood projects are targeted at various watersheds located across the “bayou city”. Community comments and suggestions are still being accepted. To read more about the bond proposal, check out the Harris County Flood District website at https://www.hcfcd.org/bond-program/ .
 
Early voting begins August 8-21 and the election will be held on Saturday, August 25. To determine more about places and times to vote, consult www.harrisvotes.com . Please consider weighing in on this important issue.