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Santa Rosa residents consider proposed drainage district

3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago Tuesday, September 21 2021 Sep 21, 2021 September 21, 2021 10:26 PM September 21, 2021 in News - Local

While fall officially starts Wednesday, hurricane season is still underway. With many flood-prone areas in the Valley, a proposed fix is on the table for residents in two cities.

Santa Rosa City Manager Jared Hockema proposed creating Drainage District Number 6, which would include La Feria and Santa Rosa. 

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Engineers hired by the county designed a long-term plan to create a drainage system that would be efficient and eventually have permanent water pumps.

The creation of the new drainage district would have to be approved by voters during the Nov. 2 election. Early voting starts Oct. 18.

A new property tax would also be added, but some long-term residents say the cost is worth it.

If you would like to learn more about the proposed drainage district for western Cameron County, there will be an information session Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Youth Center. 

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