November 2019 election: Fort Bend County’s $83M flood bond referendum approved by voters

The Nov. 5 election includes a Fort Bend County flood bond referendum. (Designed by Anya Gallant/Community Impacct Newspaper)
The Nov. 5 election includes a Fort Bend County flood bond referendum. (Designed by Anya Gallant/Community Impacct Newspaper)

The Nov. 5 election includes a Fort Bend County flood bond referendum. (Designed by Anya Gallant/Community Impacct Newspaper)

Update: 8:30 a.m.

With 100% of precincts reporting, unofficial results show the Fort Bend County flood bond referendum passes with 69.14% of the vote, or 45,123 ballots.

Results are unofficial until canvassed.

Update: 11 p.m.

With 71.25% of precincts reporting, unofficial results show the Fort Bend County flood bond referendum passes with 68.75% of the vote, or 23,966 ballots.


Results are unofficial until canvassed.

Update: 9:20 p.m.

Fort Bend County released an update at 9:04 p.m. of elections results for the flood bond referendum.

Unofficial results show there are 23,966 votes for the bond, or 68.75%, and 10,893 votes were against the bond, or 31.25%.

According to the election results website, 0 of 80 vote centers have completely reported.

Update: 7:30 p.m.

In the November 2019 election, Fort Bend County asked residents to vote for or against a flood bond.

Early voting results as of 7 p.m. show the referendum has 20,857 votes or 69.67% for the bond and 9,080 votes against, or 30.33%, against the bond.

If approved, the $82.9 million bond referendum will fund 25 flood-mitigation and drainage projects across the county, including several in the Katy, Sugar Land and Missouri City areas.

If passed, no tax rate increase is expected, and it will help the county leverage $186 million in federal funds for a total project benefit of $268.9 million, County Auditor Ed Sturdivant said. If the referendum does not pass, the county will continue with the projects and find other ways to pay for the local match, he said.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


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