League City Bond Proposal

League City Mayor Pat Hallisey speaks during a city council meeting in League City on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The council voted unanimously to approve a bond election. In May voters will decide if the city should issue $145 million in bonds for street and drainage projects.

The League City council made the right decision Tuesday to seek direct voter input on the newly proposed $145 million bond initiative.

Doing so is an important step in more closely bringing the decision to take on debt into the hands of those who will ultimately pay the debt service, the voters. The bond referendum, set for May, will be the city’s first in 27 years.

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207; leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com

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Chuck DiFalco

Mr. Woolsey, well written. However, you have prevented me from writing a guest column making all the same points!

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Michael A. Smith

Mr. DiFalco, we keep pretty good records of every letter and guest column we receive and we have none from you. Can you provide any detail about when and to whom you submitted a column and how we prevented its publication?

Chuck DiFalco

What I meant was that I shouldn't bother writing a guest column that duplicates all the points in this editorial.

Jose' Boix

As voters of all these projects, do we think we had good accountability of the money spent so far? Quite a bit of the past bond-money went for improved drainage, reducing flooding, etc. Have we had a balance sheet shown for all these $135M approved 2008, $80M in 2017 now $145M in 2019 for a $360M. Just a thought.

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