SUPPORT 2018 HCFCD BOND PROGRAM
Drone footage from Kelsey Meyers shows flooding on Buffalo Bayou in Houston on Sunday, August 27, 2017.
Pictured above is a map of the proposed bond projects in House District 147.
The list of proposed projects can be viewed by clicking here, and an interactive map can be found by clicking here. There are multiple projects proposed for House District 147 including storm repairs along Brays Bayou, Buffalo Bayou, and Clear Creek, as well as the storm water detention basin along Sims Bayou.
There are Community Engagement Meetings to discuss potential projects and receive community input on the emergency bond election coming up for the projects that affect District 147. Please see below for details.
Brays Bayou Community Engagement Meeting
Monday, July 9th, 6-8pm WHERE:
Pershing Middle School
3838 Blue Bonnet Boulevard
Houston, TX 77025
Clear Creek Community Engagement Meeting
Tuesday, July 17th, 6-8pm
El Franco Lee Community Center
9500 Hall Road
Houston, TX 77089
Buffalo Bayou Community Engagement Meeting
Monday, July 30th, 6-8pm
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Houston, TX 77079
A full list of all Community Engagement Meetings can be found by clicking here. You may also call the Flood Control District Bond Program Hotline with any questions directly at 713-684-4107.
If you can’t make it to the meetings, you can still submit your comments. CLICK HERE for details on how to submit comments online, by mail, and by phone.
I SUPPORT THE BOND PROJECTS because they will help make the people of District 147 and Harris County less susceptible to flood damage. The combination of more than 150 potential projects will make a major difference in preventing flood damage.
Additionally, the individual cost of the bonds on individual taxpayers is very small. According to the county’s Budget Management Department, “If passed, the bond issue would result in an overall tax rate increase of 2-3 cents per $100 assessed valuation – meaning that most homeowners would see an increase of no more than 1.4 percent in their property tax after all bonds were sold. (Homeowners with an over-65 or disabled exemption and a home assessed at $200,000 or less would pay no additional taxes.)”
Please call your U.S. Senators in Washington D.C. and tell them to wait until after the elections in November to confirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s replacement. Remind them in 2016, they waited until after the elections to confirm Justice Scalia’s replacement and they ought to do the same thing with Justice Kennedy’s replacement.
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Senator John Cornyn:
(202) 224-2934 in Washington D.C.
(713) 572-3337 in Houston
Fax: (202) 224-5220
Click here to email Sen. Cornyn.
Senator Ted Cruz:
(202) 224-5922 in Washington D.C.
(713) 718-3057 in Houston
Fax: (202) 228-0755 in Washington D.C.
Click here to email Sen. Cruz.
BUY FLOOD INSURANCE
HISD Summer Meal Program Running Through August 2nd
More than 190 schools in the Houston area are providing free meals for the summer for children ages 1-18 until August 2nd.
As per HISD, the children:
- Do not need to be enrolled in summer school to participate
- Do not require paperwork, registration, or proof of income to participate
Adults will be charged $2.25 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch.
Specific serving times vary by campus.
A map detailing when and where meals are being served is below. Parents are encouraged to call the site before they go to confirm serving times.
For more information, please click hereor contact HISD’s Nutrition Services department at 713-556-2979.
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