Last May's road bond contained too much waste and controversial projects to win our support and the support of the voters of Montgomery County, as it was overwhelmingly rejected at the polls. But Montgomery County DOES need a road bond in order to address our dire mobility needs. Initially, the County Commissioners were hesitant to propose another road bond for this November. However, after much discussion, we have come to an agreement, and the commissioners are willing to propose a road bond that we can support. This road bond does not include The Woodlands Parkway extension, and sets the county up for better budgeting practices. We thank the commissioners for their efforts, and are jubilant about this win for county taxpayers. We hope you will vote for this bond in November. Our joint press release is below.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
This Memorandum of Understanding is between Craig Doyal and Charlie Riley (the "Elected Officials") acting in their capacities as County Judge and Commissioner Precinct 2 of Montgomery County Texas, respectively, and Julie Turner, Jon Bauman and Bill O'Sullivan (the "PAC"), acting in their capacities as President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Texas Patriots PAC, respectively. The Elected Officials and the PAC are collectively referred to as the "Parties". The Parties agree that Montgomery County needs a Bond to finance urgent mobility projects and have agreed on a proposed structure for a November 2015 Bond (the "Proposed Bond") that addresses the concerns of both the Elected Officials and the PAC.
The Parties have reached the following general accord with respect to the Proposed Bond:
I know it is hard to do, but try to imagine living without the U.S. Post Office. Not so hard to do, is it? In the 1960s the U.S. Post Office was the only service that people had to deliver mail and packages. That has all changed. Now we get our important deliveries from UPS and FedEx, and 1 and 2 day deliveries are the norm. Now, our postal worker is just that person that stuffs our mail box (located down the block) with junk mail. How did all of this happen?
State Senator Brandon Creighton (SD-4) sat down with Texas Patriots PAC on Monday, June 22, 2015 to discuss the accomplishments of the 84th legislative session.
We are in the midst of a disagreement about the County Road Bond. I believe it is useful to revisit the last major county project, what we were told and how that project was handled to have an idea of what we as taxpayers are being asked to believe about this road bond. That project was the Joe Corley Jail.
Here is a map of the proposed route.