Conroe and Magnolia, November 18 – Gregory Parker, candidate for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner and a former 2-term Comal County Commissioner, responded to The Golden Hammer‘s article from earlier today, “Two Years After Passage of the Road Bond Referendum, Montgomery County Has Seen Little Progress on Roads, which are Becoming a ‘Spaghetti Loop,'” The Golden Hammer, November 18, 2017. “Finish what you started, first,” Parker has exclaimed.
Parker added, “Bill O’Sullivan, Treasurer of the Texas Patriots Tea Party PAC brought to the attention of Montgomery County and Precinct 2 citizens, that in two years only 34.26% of the 2015 road bond projects have been completed. In Precinct 2, several projects in the Magnolia area, The Woodlands, and around Fish Creek Parkway have made little or no progress. I, much like O’Sullivan, am appalled that there has been so little progress on the road bond projects, given all the pleas for needing more money for roads from the County judge, Commissioner Riley. This is a clear example of why we need a countywide mobility plan. The residents in Magnolia and other areas of Precinct 2 deserve to have these projects completed, to relieve the road congestion they face on a daily basis.”
Parker also responded to the fact that corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport and representatives of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley have contacted representatives of the Texas Patriots Tea Party PAC to gauge support for another $70 million dollars of road bonds. “Let’s finish what we started first!” Parker stated. “We need to complete the current road projects and a countywide mobility planning first. Further, there are two new subdivisions going up on a small two-lane road, with no thought to right-of-way or future fire stations. No, we deserve better.”
Parker concluded, “In the past 2 years Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley has focused his energies on only one of the bond projects, which is approximately eighty percent completed, the Tx-249 toll road and the Woodlands Parkway Extension. I believe this lack of mobility planning by Commissioner Riley and his reactionary approach to road construction has resulted in placing effort and millions of dollars in areas of the precinct that need it the least.”