Ector County Courthouse Bond Controversy 11/1/13
November 1, 2013
Odessa – Now that early voting has come to a close, Ector County residents hoping for a new courthouse are pushing for voters to hit the poles November fifth. It’s a 95 million dollar bond, and one that has caused a lot of controversy.
One group is speaking out saying that the plan to just build a new courthouse was put together too fast and without any kind of community input. “I honestly don’t think that we know what our options are or what it could be, because the work has just not yet been done,” said member of the group Citizen for Responsible Government Jeff Russell.
However for the committee asking for the bond, they say this was the best decision. The other was to add on to the courthouse for the fourth time. “The need really exists for providing a new courthouse, the security system in the courthouse is minimal and the design dates back to the 30’s,” said Courthouse Committee Member Larry Johnson.
Click the link below to see which location you can vote at November fifth from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.