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Harris County Flood Project Bond Approved by Voters
by Garrett Bryce
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Voters overwhelmingly approved a $2.5 billion bond referendum sought by the Harris County Flood Control District in a special election on Saturday.

A total of 129,944, or 85.64 percent, of voters cast ballots in favor of the bond, with 21,790, or 14.36 percent, opposed. Unofficial Voting Tabulation

The proceeds from the $2.5 billion bond issue will be used on various projects related to Hurricane Harvey recovery and flood mitigation efforts. Funds for home buyouts, storm repairs, drainage improvements and local and partnership projects, and will be used to leverage additional dollars through state and federal support.

For information on projects and other aspects of the bond program, Click Here

“We are very excited that the voters have significantly enhanced the Flood Control District’s ability to address the flooding issues that impact Harris County by approving the issuance of up to $2.5 billion in bonds to help us implement more flood risk reduction projects in a shorter timeframe,” Harris County Flood Control District Executive Director Russ Poppe said in a statement issued following the bond election. “We intend to make immediate use of this opportunity: Next Tuesday’s Harris County Commissioners Court agenda will include items to advance 14 flood risk reduction projects that are made possible by this new bond funding. There will be more projects in the coming months. Harris County residents have put their trust in the Flood Control District and we plan to work extremely hard and efficiently to turn the financial resources made available as a result of this election into the reality of reduced flooding risks across Harris County.”

The election took place on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey making landfall along the coast of Texas.





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