On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court met at a special workshop to discuss a proposed list of projects for a 2019 Bond Referendum (SEE PDF HANDOUT BELOW).
The draft list of projects contains 17 line items ranging in cost from $1 million to $100 million. Precinct 3 has not submitted any projects for the proposed facilities bond issue.
As one of the fastest growing counties in Texas, Fort Bend County continues to look for ways to better serve the taxpayers while also maintaining a fiscally responsible budget. Recent discussions and studies have indicated that there are county-wide needs in: Facilities, Flood Mitigation, and Mobility.
Recent action by the Texas Legislature has placed a 3.5% revenue cap on all county government. While working to meet these requirements, the County Auditor and the County Budget Officer (SEE PDF HANDOUTS BELOW) have estimated that Fort Bend County can authorize up to $450 million in bonds without a tax rate increase. However, that estimate does not allow for the county to authorize tax rate decreases over the next five years.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers has announced that he will begin a series of public events for residents to voice their feedback and opinions on the proposed Facilities Bond. The first meeting will be at Cinco Ranch Library on Thursday, June 27th from 6-8pm. Two more meetings will be held in July at locations / dates TBA.
The Precinct 3 Commissioner has not added any projects to the proposed list of projects for a proposed Facilities Bond Referendum. At this point, it appears that the other four members of the Commissioners Court are likely to vote to bring this referendum to a county-wide vote on the November 2019 ballot. Should Precinct 3 residents wish to include projects specific to this area, there are only a few weeks before the Commissioners will make their final decisions - so time is of the essence.
This Citizens Feedback Survey form provides you an opportunity to rank your level of support for the proposed referendum, as well as the current list of 17 projects that were proposed by some of the Commissioners Court members.
The Citizens Feedback Survey form also contains a page that is an opportunity for taxpayers’ input - would you support adding specific projects for Precinct 3 to the bond referendum? If so, which facilities you would like to see on the proposed list of projects for Precinct 3?
Click on any of the three PDF attachments below to download.