Massive $280 million road bond back on the table in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- Montgomery County voters must once again decide whether to green light a massive, multi-million dollar road bond proposal.

Leaders voted to send the $280 million measure to the public on November 3rd.

The move followed a controversial fight which ended with voters defeating a 350 million dollar road bond proposal in May 2015. Critics at the time organized passionate opposition, led in part by the Texas Patriots PAC. They argued the previous bond fed special interests and didn't properly address the county's needs.

On Friday, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal said they've reached an agreement with the group to support the new proposal.

Three days later, county commissioners agreed to send the issue back to voters without the much debated Woodlands Parkway expansion. Leaders claim given future growth, the average person should not expect to see taxes hike if approved.

"Based on all future growth projects, we should be able to see a significant revenue increase to offset the debt service for these bonds without a tax rate increase," said Commissioner Craig Duval.

In 2011, voters shot down another road bond. County leaders hope the 3rd time is the charm.
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