When choosing a home, one of the determining factors for families is how close the schools are for their children. That's why Precinct 3 has focused on creating more direct routes for our kids to walk and bike to school every day. One of the recent partnerships we've led is to pay for 50% of the costs of mid-block crosswalks across the heavily populated areas of Cinco Ranch and the Katy area. This will open up new, safer paths for our kids and more awareness for our local motorists. Best of all - no property taxes are being used to fund these improvements! All of the funding will come from sales tax dollars that otherwise would have gone to the City of Houston and be spent outside our community!