Speak Out: Is the Storm Drainage Bond Worth It?

Some people have recently taken to the Web to express some of their concerns about the bond referendum on this year’s ballot.

On Nov. 6, we’ll all head to our polling stations and vote on our next president and local issues that directly affect us, our friends and our families.

In May, the Board of Supervisors voted to offer a $30 million bond referendum on the ballot this November. The bond will fund a levee to stop repeated severe flooding in Huntington. Voters will decide whether to approve the bond for flood protection for the Huntington area.

Although many Huntington residents are in full support of the bond — including members of the Huntington Community Association — there are some who are not completely convinced.

Commenters have recently posted opinions about the bond on other news outlets, such as WJLA and social media, expressing their concerns about how the bond “for one community” will affect their taxes in other areas of the county, the amount of the bond and how the levee will affect wildlife in Huntington.

So, Patch readers, what do you think? Is the $30 million bond an excessive amount? How does the levee benefit the entire county? Add your comments in the Comments box below.

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Harry Shepler October 26, 2012 at 07:57 PM
The Huntington Community Association (HCA) on its website, www.huntingtononline.org, has information on the stormwater bond referendum and reasons to support the bond. We invite readers to check out information on the “frequently asked questions” and the “results and actions to date” links.


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