Commissioners Meyers Updates Residents on Grand Parkway Expansion and Legislative Agenda

Commissioner Andy Meyers speaks to members of the Parkway Oaks Homeowners Association on Monday night. Photo courtesy of Andy Meyer’s Office

KATY (Covering Katy News) – Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Meyers visited residents of the Parkway Oaks Homeowners Association Monday night. Meyers updated members on his current legislative efforts including a bill that will crack down on Houston’s ability to tax Katy area residents.

Houston makes strategic partnerships with local municipal utility districts and it allows the big city to the east to put a sales tax on goods sold in places like Katy. Houston keeps half the money and the rest of it goes to fund local MUDs. Meyers would like to see Houston spend half of its take on projects that benefit the people who paid the tax.

Commissioner Meyers also updated residents on current mobility projects including Gaston Road, Katy Flewellen, and the upcoming addition of access roads along the Grand Parkway.

He’s also working with the Texas Department of Transportation to shorten its timeline for adding additional lanes to the Grand Parkway between FM 1093 and the Katy Freeway. Meyers also says there will be sound barriers to reduce traffic noise in the neighborhood along the Grand Parkway. He says those barriers will be required by federal law once the roadway is expanded.

Commissioner Meyers closed with an invite to his 6th annual Fort Bend Arts Festival coming up on Saturday April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library.

If you would like for Commissioner Meyers to speak at your community meeting contact his office 281-238-1400.

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