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Guidry News Forum
November 7, 2017 Election
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, September 29, 2017

Residents of the Texas Upper Gulf Coast region have until October 10 to register to vote in the November 7, which includes bond referendums in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties.

In Brazoria County, Alvin Community College has placed a $48.5 million bond referendum on the ballot to fund the construction and renovation of buildings on the college's campus.

In Fort Bend County, the county is seeking voter approval to issue $218,580,000 in bonds to pay for various mobility improvements throughout the county.

Galveston County has also placed a bond referendum on the ballot.

The $80 million total bond is split into three propositions. Proposition A, which is $56 million of the total bond, would provide for mobility improvements throughout the county. Proposition B would provide $18 million for building improvements, while Proposition C would offer $6 million for drainage projects.

In Harris County, the City of Houston has several propositions on the ballot, also dealing with issuing debt.

Proposition A, if approved by voters, would authorize the issuance of $1,010,000,000 in pension obligation bonds to pay a portion of the unfunded liability in the city's pension system as a part of pension reform in Houston.

Proposition B seeks $159 million for public safety facility improvements, while Proposition C would authorize $104 million in bonds to make park and recreational facilities improvements.

Proposition D is a $109 million referendum for public health facility improvements, and Proposition E is for $123 million for the public library system.

In Jefferson County, the Port of Beaumont is seeking $85 million to rebuild three of the port's docks, and provide funding for other capital projects.

Early voting will begin on October 23. To view additional items, including state Constitutional amendments, charter amendments, and various offices up for election, visit the Election Page.

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