Midland residents search for answers in regards to road bond election

Midland residents search for answers in regards to road bond election

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - How does the upcoming road bond affect me?

"They want to be able to know exactly what they are voting for and why," said Shirley Howard, a lifelong Midland resident.

South and East Midland residents were at the Southeast Community Senior Center to get more information on the important election.

An election they want to feel invested in.

"Did it matter? Were they going to start on the south side? Are they going to do roads on the east side? Why does my vote matter if I've been complaining for five years and nothing has been done," said Howard.

To help answer those questions, city council members J. Ross Lacy and John B Love III explained the process. From the $100 million-dollar price tag, to the over two dozen projects lined up.

Howard, President of the Negro Women's and Professional Business Club of Midland, understood what questions the community needed answers to.

"They have complained for some time about the roads not being in the best of shape, the potholes, etc. However, they feel they've been ignored because it wasn't important because it was this side of town," said Howard.

No one is being ignored especially for this election. The city and Howard both hope there's a better understanding on the bond when ballots are cast either during early voting or in November.

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