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October 3rd, 2008
Three Mayors endorse county bound proposal

KYLE, TX, October 3, 2008 – In a “To the Citizens of Buda, Kyle and San Marcos” letter, the mayors of those three Hays County cities are encouraging their citizens to vote “YES” on the proposed $207 million in road bonds that county voters will confront on election day, November 4.

“These projects are necessary for maintaining and enhancing…mobility in and between our communities as well as improving the safety and quality of life for the citizens in our County,” said Mayor Bobby Lane of Buda, Mayor Mike Gonzalez of Kyle and Mayor Susan Narvaiz of San Marcos.

“Roadway and state highway improvements are keys to the continued progress…in our region. They are essential to securing our future traffic capacity needs while preserving the natural beauty of the area and providing for bike and pedestrian access,” said the mayors.

Of the $207 million in proposed bonds, up to $133 million could be refunded by the State of Texas based on future usage of the roads under an approved “pass-through financing” program. The City of San Marcos has committed an additional $7.6 million in spending on road improvements and the City of Kyle will spent an additional $11 million to support the pass-through finance projects.

“Consequences of increased traffic congestion include increased accidents, delays and impacts on commerce,” noted the three mayors. “The bond package will address critical transportation improvement priorities.”

Details of the road bond proposal are available at www.co.hays.tx.us (see the bond brochure entry under “News”). More information also can be found at www.SaferHaysCounty.com .

Click here to download the actual proposal from the three mayors in .pdf format.

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