Mayor Parker unveils $410 million bond package

By | July 11, 2012

Mayor proposed bond includes Montrose libraryTwitter has been a buzz this rainy morning as Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a $410 million public improvement bond package while promising no tax increases. “I realize many Houstonians are still recovering from the economic downturn,” said Mayor Parker.  “That is why it was important to me to present a plan that does not require a tax increase.  It is also the smallest bond proposal in more than 30 years.  It is a fiscally responsible approach that will create jobs and improve public safety, infrastructure and quality of life.”

Proposed plans include $28 million for libraries, including renovation to the Montrose Library. The majority of the package, which is the smallest bond referendum in 30 years, is proposed for public safety and ensuring that Houston moves forward with the Bayou Greenways Initiative. “By creating more parks and lining the bayous with walking and biking paths, Houston will become the number one city in America for safe, off-street walking and biking paths.  That is truly transformative for this city,” said Roksan Okan-Vick, executive director for the Houston Parks Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating, improving, and protecting Houston’s parks.

To read more on the proposed bond package visit The City of Houston’s official press release here.
Or search twitter for #HouCouncil.


2 responses to “Mayor Parker unveils $410 million bond package”

  1. The Montrose is losing it’s ambiance. Too many beautiful historical houses and buildings being demolished to make way for these generic, suburbia looking condos that only outsiders would appreciate. Where are the coalitions that are trying to preserve the Montrose? I want to join.

    • M. Graessle

      Thank you, Beth, for your commitment to Montrose and passion for preserving its historical buildings. The bond proposal addresses preservation of some of these historical beauties, like the Montrose library and we hope other developers can preserve the beauty and history of our neighborhood while still building a bright, thriving future for the area. Of course, if you would like to learn more about what Montrose Management District is doing, you can always contact us at

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