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Drainage utility fee on ballot - Does not pass

Drainage utility fee on ballot - Does not pass

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~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago   Nov 06 2019, 3:40pm 
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Drainage utility fee on ballot does not pass
 
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A measure to place a drainage utility fee on the ballot for the May 2020 election failed to pass during the October 28th City Council Meeting.
 
The proposed drainage utility fee would be a $5+ fee attached to residents' and businesses' monthly water bill. These fees would be used exclusively to fund important drainage, stormwater and floodplain projects. In addition, the establishment of this fund would remove drainage projects from the competitive General Fund, which also funds street, facility, parks, water, and wastewater projects.
 
The topic of discussion was not on the actual passing of this utility fee, but whether or not this measure should be placed on the ballot for residents to directly vote for or against during the May 2020 election.
 
The measure failed to pass and will not be on the ballot in May 2020.
 
Watch the segment in City Council Round Up:

 
Read the agenda item: ow.ly/8vXi50x2xup
 
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Author Photo Stealth83 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago   Nov 06 2019, 4:59pm 
Good. Government needs to budget like everyone
 
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Author Photo jrkbird Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 8:23am 
Not voting for extra money for drainage and such until they stop planting trees in the new ditches they make. All the trees are going to do is create a root system into the pipes they just put down. All along 35 they upgraded the drainage ditches, and every 5 feet or so built a concrete planter and put a tree in it. 1) The planter and tree are taking up space runoff water could flow through. 2) The tree root system will undermine everything they're trying to do in a few years. 3) They planted most of those trees directly under power lines, so as they grow, they'll have to be butchered to keep them off the lines.
And they tore up perfectly fine medians and brickwork that is less than 10 years old to plant more trees and greenery in the center of 35 while they were at it. I'm all for greenspace - but at least let the work that was there live out it's life expectancy first and need replacing before you rip it up and cost taxpayers money that wasn't necessary.
 
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Author Photo Stealth83 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 8:48am 
These departments just love spending money.
 
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~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 9:09am 
@jrkbird : Well said
 
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Author Photo Inb0913 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 9:13am 
@Stealth83 : Oh yeah. They should use the money that we all paid every year. BTW we paid to much. Just saying
 
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~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 10:13am 
We pay so much already!
 
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~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 10:19am 
Don't get me started on the City Council !
 
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Author Photo Mitsu2125 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 week, 7 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 1:23pm 
@jrkbird : Exactly!
 
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~ 1 week, 7 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 1:25pm 
I overheard a customer talking to the water department telling them something was wrong, only two people in her home and her water bill was $240! She said they had already checked and there were no leaks.
 
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Author Photo Stealth83 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 week, 7 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 1:30pm 
@Mitsu2125 : the department just needs more money. People need to purchase utility line insurance.
 
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~ 1 week, 7 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 1:30pm 
@Mitsu2125 : Like I stated before we pay to much! Been living in Pearland for about 23 years and every year taxes and everything goes up. So glad that the drainage bill didn't pass
 
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~ 1 week, 7 days ago   Nov 07 2019, 5:39pm 
@Inb0913 : Me too!
 
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