What's Your Point? September 17, 2017 Home buyouts and the TX rainy day fund

- The panelists this week include Bob Price - associate editor for Breitbart Texas,  Nyanza Moore - Houston attorney and progressive commentator, Tony Diaz - educator and Chicano activist,  Marcus Davis, radio host of "Sunday Morning Live", Wayne Dolcefino - media consultant,  and Republican strategist Jessica Colon join host Greg Groogan for a lively discussion.

In the wake of unprecedented destruction  Judge Ed Emmett has announced Harris County’s intention to buy-back a staggering number of homes subject to chronic flood risk. The numbers are head spinning – between $800 million and $3.3 billion. Emmett says it makes no sense to allow homes to be re-occupied when there’s a likelihood they will flood again.

Homeowners targeted for buy-outs will be largely on the west side near reservoirs and along Buffalo Bayou. Flood battered Meyerland will be mostly left out of the program because the County is confidant the Braes project will provide adequate protection upon completion.

 

Panel are buyouts the right thing to do or is Emmett over-reacting to a once-in-a-millennium event?

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