Corpus Christi City Council has been asked to put a bond proposal on the November ballot to pay for our streets, and met Tuesday to discuss it.
The deal is for ten years, and means that each month your utility bill would see anywhere from a $5-10 increase to cover the costs.
The City has been trying to come up with a fair and equitable street funding plan, and has looked at cities like Austin and Bryan, because they have street user fees to maintain their streets.
Our streets have about a billion dollars worth of needed repairs, but the City is not looking at spending that kind of money. Instead, this plan would mean that at least $150 million would be spent over the next 10 years to get many of our streets back up to standards.
That is, if voters approve the measure.
City Council had a number of questions about this plan. Everyone wanted to make sure they understood what they were being asked to do. That's important because Council needs to have something approved and in place by August so that it can get onto the November ballot.
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