KATY (Covering Katy News) – A new advocacy group called Barker Reservoir Flood Prevention will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday night where potential flood control solutions for the Katy area will be revealed. Leaders will also review details of the $2.5 billion Harris County flood control bond referendum that’s on the ballot Aug. 25.
If passed the bond will fund flood protection projects in the Katy, Houston and other flood-prone areas of Harris County. It goes before voters on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s Texas landfall.
The meeting will be July 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Boulevard. Organizers are asking attendees to use the east entrance from Rennie Drive to park closest to the meeting location, on the second floor in The Loft.
“I believe the world is looking at us to see if we will produce the flood control solutions that we’ve known we’ve needed for decades,” said group member Wendy Duncan.
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Duncan also says there will be an opportunity for people to provide their names and email addresses to be alerted on the group’s activities.
Steve Robinson, a partner with the Allen Boone Humphries Robinson law firm, represents Houston Stronger, a coalition dedicated to advocating for flood and storm resiliency solutions in the Greater Houston Area. He will be leading the discussion.
The goal of the group is to educate the public about flood control solutions and inspire the public to advocate for solutions. The group’s mission includes working with local, state and federal officials to find solutions to flood control problems.
While the group’s name is Barker Reservoir Flood prevention, Duncan says the focus is on solving issues with the Addicks reservoir too. Organizers hope there will be people from both sides of the Katy Freeway who will attend the meeting and join their group.