State Rep. Erin Zwiener to host Oct. 4 town hall on flood infrastructure ballot measure


One of the 10 constitutional amendments on the ballot for November will the topic of a town hall held by state Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood, and state Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, on Oct. 4.

Proposition 8 would create a special flood infrastructure fund using money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund. If passed, it would allow the Texas Water Development Board to use the money for drainage, flood mitigation and flood control projects.

Zwiener and Phelan are seeking public input from constituents about their priorities, according to a news release from Zwiener’s office.

The event will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos.

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Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publications in New York City before she moved to Texas, and has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Texas-Austin.
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