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Gary Scoggin

“Several League City officials and residents all said that they felt the city was headed in a better direction and administrators were doing a better job planning, though there had been squandered opportunity early in the city’s growth.“

The “we’re smarter than the other guys approach “ rarely works unless you have a plan to actually do things differently.

Marc Edelman

I think that many would agree that there are many pieces of older infrastructure that are needing replacement in League City. These projects are unfunded. Several storm sewers are leaking and I water infiltration in our sewer systems in the older parts of town are still a persistent problem. So I believe we have the explosive growth happening while older infrastructure is deteriorating.

Chuck DiFalco

Mr. Shepherd does not tell the whole truth. In reality, systemic municipal infrastructure in League City has been underfunded and chronically behind the need because new property development has not been paying its own way for the impacts they cause. It takes money to build systemic infrastructure, and the money hasn't been there. That's changing, however. A new road impact fee on new property development in League City will help. Increased "water tap" fees on new property development will also help. Finally, although to me sales taxes aren't less bad than property taxes, League City voters have voted a quarter cent increase in sales tax - transacted on commercial property - to pay for infrastructure upgrades to existing developments (except for the Grand Parkway feeder)

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