Where Houston Could Find The Money To Protect Itself Against Future Floods

A former U.S. housing secretary and San Antonio mayor says Houston needs to look beyond Harvey as it builds for the future. He adds it will take a new funding source beyond a one-time bond issue.

By Gail DelaughterMay 28, 2018 7:16 am| , , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Henry Cisneros was San Antonio’s mayor before joining the Clinton administration as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Now he’s part of the Bipartisan Policy Group, a Washington, D.C. think tank that studies how cities can build infrastructure for the future.

Assessing Houston’s situation, Cisneros said the challenges were massive even before Harvey’s floods.

“Houston is one of the most vulnerable cities in the entire United States with respect to violent weather, climate issues,” explained Cisneros.

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