Third Party Funding

Third-party funds from several sources are already in use. Outside funding sources such as METRO, TxDOT, Federal Grants, etc. will continue to go toward our Capital Improvement Program. However, TxDOT and Federal funds have been reduced substantially. A portion of the METRO's one cent sales tax collected in the City of Houston is currently used for mobility purposes including operation & maintenance.

DRAINAGE UTILITY CHARGE
To be used for:
  • Drainage projects
  • Street projects that include drainage improvements
  • Operation & Maintenance for drainage infrastructure (ditch cleaning, re-grading etc.)
  • Expenses for administering the drainage charge
DEVELOPER IMPACT FEE
To be used for:
  • Drainage projects providing capacity to offset future development
  • Street projects providing added capacity for future development
AD VALOREM TAXES
(Property Taxes)
To be used for:
  • Street projects with or without drainage improvements
  • Drainage projects
  • Traffic signalization projects
  • Sidewalk projects
  • Operation & Maintenance for streets, traffic & drainage
THIRD-PARTY FUNDS
(Metro, TxDOT, Federal Grants)
To be used for:
  • Street projects
  • Drainage projects
  • Operation & Maintenance for streets & traffic
  • Sidewalk projects
  • Hike & Bike Trails
  • Traffic signalization projects
  • Additional Uses