Survey shows League City residents support traffic, drainage bond election



League City residents are in support of a bond election of at least $200 million to support drainage and traffic mobility projects, according to the results of a citizen survey.

A total of 2,023 residents took an online survey between Dec. 10-21 that asked whether they support up to $255 million worth of necessary projects the city has identified.

A majority of residents who took the survey showed support for a bond of $121 million for drainage projects and $88.5 million for traffic projects. A total of 63 percent responded favorably to the $121 million bond, and 64 percent responded in favor of the $88.5 million bond, according to the results.

About 64 percent of residents also showed support for raising the city’s sales tax rate by 0.25 percent to help fund drainage infrastructure and traffic mobility improvements. League City’s tax rate is 8 percent with 1.75 percent going to the city. That could be increased to 8.25 percent with a full 2 percent going to the city—the maximum allowed under state law and what most nearby cities do.




Residents showed less support for other bond options.

Just over 50 percent showed favor toward a $13 million bond to build a central fire station that would house the League City Fire Department firefighters, marshals and EMTs.

Only 40 percent of respondents showed favor toward a $2.9 million bond to build an indoor gun range and training facility for the League City Police Department. A total of 24 percent and 23 percent voted favorably toward a $24.5 million bond to build an additional library on the city’s west side and a $5 million bond to build a new municipal court building, respectively.

League City City Council has until Feb. 15 to call for a May bond election, which city officials are pushing for.
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