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October 8th, 2008
Hays County Channel: Road bond supporters raise $20K

From Hays Families for Safe Mobility

The citizens committee formed to champion the proposed Hays County road bonds proposal in the Nov. 4 election today Monday that it has raised $20,225 to help fund its campaign and that more than 75 individuals have joined the group as supporters.

Hays Families for Safe Mobility reported the fundraising total in a required periodic report filed with Hays Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan.

“It’s certainly a good start, but we intend to raise considerably more to finance our efforts to let everyone in Hays County know about the important safety and mobility improvements that the bonds will bring,” said campaign treasurer Amy Ledbetter Parham.

“We’re starting to hear from more and more individuals and business people who recognize the importance of the bonds and want to help,” Parham said. “More than 75 persons have already signed up as supporters on our web site at”

The proposal involves a total of $207 million in bonds that would be issued by Hays County, although up to $133 million will be reimbursed over time by the State of Texas. The bonds will fund critical safety improvements in every precinct of the county and along Interstate-35, U.S. Highway 290, Ranch Road 12 and other dangerous routes.

The Hays County Commissioners Court has estimated that the bonds will require a tax increase costing the owner of a $200,000 home $6.92 dollars per month.

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