May 1, 2018


Jordan Macha: jordan@bayoucitywaterke, 713-299-4300


HOUSTON, TX:  At today’s meeting, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved the request to seek a special election for the proposed multi-billion dollar bond issue to fund a range of flood mitigation projects in response to Hurricane Harvey. Bayou City Waterkeeper joined CEER – the Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience – in asking that decisions about disaster recovery policies and spending be made in a transparent and inclusive process.


Statement from Jordan Macha, Bayou City Waterkeeper


“With the special election date approved for the Governor’s consideration, we expect the County to ensure that it creates a bond proposal that engages affected communities and diverse organizations to determine the types of projects that are needed across Harris County.

“By providing an avenue to take meaningful input from our communities, the outcome can truly address the local flooding, affordable housing, and the intersection between pollution, place, and public health.”


Jordan Macha is Bayou City Waterkeeper’s Executive Director.