Mayor Parker Proposes $410 Million Bond Measure

Mayor Parker’s $410 million bond package, if approved by council, will go up on the November ballot and will not require a tax increase. The measures are:

$144 million for public safety:
Improvements at neighborhood police stations citywide
Expansion of Fire Station 55, City Council District D
New fire station to serve Pine Brook area, City Council District E
Expansion of Fire Station 22, City Council District I
Fire station maintenance/improvements citywide
Facility security improvements
Other building repairs

$63 million for health, sanitation/recycling, and general government improvements at city facilities not
included in the other categories:
Renovation of the Westpark recycling facility, City Council District J
Renovation of the Central Depository, City Council District I
Possible repair of Sunnywide Multi-Service Center, City Council District D
Repairs to City Hall and City Hall Annex
Environmental Remediation

$15 million for affordable housing:

These dollars will be used for demolition of blighted properties to
make way for new affordable housing.

$28 million for libraries:
Renovation of the Montrose Library, City Council District D
Replacement of the Moody Library, City Council District H
Replacement of the Meyer Library, City Council District K
Renovation of Robinson-Westchase Library, City Council District F

$160 million for parks:
Bayou Greenways Project
Improvements at Haden, Busby Park, Judson Robinson Sr., Jaycee, Wright, Bembry,
Hermann, Alief, Nieto, Squatty Lyons, Gragg, Braeburn, Glen and Wildheather parks
Pavilion replacements
Swimming pool upgrades and replacements
Ball field lighting upgrades
Trail replacement and overlays
Bayou Greenways Project

Controller Ronald Green asked for information about the proposal but was denied by the mayor’s office.  He said that if it is “‘that secretive, it can’t possibly be good for the city.’”  City Council will vote on these items at a later date.

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