FOR |IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2011
Contact: Paul Bettencourt 832-341-2149
Dave Welch 713-459-9164
The Coalition For a Greater Houston has scheduled a “Spring Cleaning” press conference regarding Proposition 1, now renamed “Rebuild Houston” that narrowly passed in November to create a “pay as you go” drainage fund. They assert that the cleaning metaphor aptly applies to “…the mess created by Proposition 1 for city taxpayers.” The coalition represents a diverse group of leaders representing churches, schools, businesses and political leaders who oppose the implementation of the new drainage fee being proposed by Mayor Annise Parker and her administration. City council members will be invited to stand with the coalition and voice their position as well.
Additional coalition speakers will be presenting testimony again this week at Wednesday’s Rebuild Houston public hearing as well as the State Senate Intergovernmental Relations committee hearing on SB 714 in Austin.
WHAT: “No Rain Tax” Press Conference
WHO: Coalition For a Greater Houston
WHEN: Tuesday, March 22; 12:00 Noon
WHERE: 901 Bagby, Houston City Hall
Back steps (Herman Square area)