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Mayor Unveils Capital Improvement Plan

Houston Mayor Bill White has unveiled a multi-billion dollar capital improvement plan that includes major flood control improvements in an area hard-hit by Tropical Storm Allison four years ago. Mayor White went to the Houston Gardens neighborhood in northeast Houston to unveil the five year Capital Improvement Plan. Streets in the Gardens are lined with […]

Houston Mayor Bill White has unveiled a multi-billion dollar capital improvement plan that includes major flood control improvements in an area hard-hit by Tropical Storm Allison four years ago.

Mayor White went to the Houston Gardens neighborhood in northeast Houston to unveil the five year Capital Improvement Plan. Streets in the Gardens are lined with ditches that overflow even under an ordinary rain storm. White says he will change that by spending $150 million to for drainage improvements and storm sewers. White was asked why it’s taken four years for city hall to do something about the flooding problem in the Gardens.

The Capital Improvement Plan also has money for a new city jail, affordable housing programs, neighborhood revitalization and street repairs. White says the plan won’t require a tax increase, and he’ll send it city council in a few weeks.

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