Written by Mark Reagan Friday, 20 July 2012 09:35
EDINBURG — A little more than $10 million would go to projects in Mission if a bond referendum totaling nearly $169 million makes it to voters in November. However, officials have said that improvements to the county’s drainage system — including a series of gates to control flow — would benefit all of Hidalgo County.
While nothing is set in stone, should the bond issue get on the ballot in November, voters could have a choice between a $68 million bond issue and a $168 million bond issue, which would result in two different tax increases.
“That’s what we talked about in the workshop,” Drainage District Manager Godfrey Garza said July 18. “We’re seeking to have a final direction in the next two to three weeks.”