Mayor's Office

Press Release

City of Houston Prevails in Prop 1 Language Lawsuit



May 24, 2011 -- Today State District Court Judge Buddie J. Hahn of Orange County, who was appointed to serve as required under the Election Code, issued a summary judgment ruling in favor of the City of Houston in the pending lawsuit relating to the Proposition 1 ballot language, now known as ReBuild Houston. Judge Hahn’s decision dismisses the case against the City.


Mayor Annise Parker released the following statement:


"This is yet another frivolous lawsuit that has cost taxpayers money at a time when the City can least afford it.

 Last fall's ballot language clearly indicated that Prop 1 was an initiative aimed at fixing Houston's drainage problem. I hope this ruling answers any lingering questions raised about the voters' decision to implement this solution."