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Vote for Houston’s Future Committee Campaigns for City Bonds

Houstonians are coming together to build a better future for Houston by voting for the City Bonds this November.

A group of leading citizens has formed the Vote for Houston’s Future Committee to encourage citizens to approve the $410 million city bond measure proposed today by Mayor Annise Parker.

These bonds will pay to rebuild and improve parks, police and fire stations, health clinics and libraries. They will create jobs, help Houston re-green after the drought and keep the city safe. The Mayor and City Council will finalize the proposal in the coming weeks before placing it on the November 6 ballot.

“Because of Houston’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and a pay-as-you-go philosophy to reduce borrowing,” said Mayor Parker, “we’ve cut the amount of bonds we need by more than 30 percent – making this package of proposed bonds the smallest in 30 years. And it will not require a tax increase.”

The Vote for Houston’s Future Committee is co-chaired by Philamena Baird, Pam Gardner, Melinda B. Hildebrand, City Councilmember Melissa Noriega and Barron and Lisa Wallace. Finance chairs are Robert Collie, Jr., Jason Few and Neil Thomas. Dean Corgey is the campaign treasurer and Billy Briscoe is the campaign manager.

“In these tough economic times, Houston is leading the way – creating more jobs, borrowing less, and improving the quality of life for all Houstonians for years to come,” said Campaign Co-Chair Pam Gardner, former President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros. “We urge Houstonians to vote for the City Bonds in November.”

The Committee has set up a website: The site will allow visitors to get detailed information on the bond proposal, sign up for an e-mail newsletter or contact the campaign.

To join the Finance Committee or make a contribution, please contact Finance Director James Cardona at (512) 560-7753 or


Sue Davis

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