May 17, 2005
Grand Parkway public meeting in Spring next week

Those of you in the Spring area with an interest in not getting run over by the Grand Parkway extension should consider attending a public meeting next Wednesday, May 25. Here's the scoop, from Anne:

Please join us for a Town Hall meeting
to address current developments with the Grand Parkway through Spring and the Tomball area (I-45 to FM 249):

Klein Collins High School Auditorium
20811 Ella Blvd., Spring, TX. 77388

May 25, 2005, 7:00 P.M.

Invited Panel Guests Include:

Harris County Judge Robert Eckels
Harris Cty Pct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole
Harris Cty Toll Road Auth Dir. Mike Strech
TxDOT Houston Dist Engineer Gary Trietsch
USOS President Jerry Thomas
Texas State Rep. Debbie Riddle
Texas State Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale
Texas State Rep. Peggy Hamric
U.S. Congressman Ted Poe
U.S. Congressman Mike McCaul

HCTRA Executive Director Art Storey is also scheduled to attend. Should be worthwhile, and I hope Anne blogs about it afterwards.

Elsewhere, Anne comments on yesterday's story about the CTC. I have an update on this - CTC Chair Robin Holzer left the following comment in my post on this subject:

Kristen Mack's rumors of our toll road accountability bill's demise are premature. Rep. Wong's conversion provisions made it out of the house as an amendment on one bill, and we're working with Sen. Ellis to amend our other provisions onto another bill in the Senate. A victory is still in the offing in the next two weeks, and citizen efforts have already managed to get all the right legislators talking about toll road accountability. We'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, it continues to be useful for civic organizations to adopt the toll accountability resolution. More than 35 Houston-area organizations have formally adopted it, and your group can too:
CTC Resolution.

Good news. If you want to know more about toll road madness, check out the CTC. And attend those public meetings - where else can you give direct feedback to that many elected officials? Don't let them claim some day that nobody told them they didn't like what they're doing.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 17, 2005 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles | TrackBack