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Oct 17, 2013 4:53 PM

Destination Bayfront An Uphill Battle

CORPUS CHRISTI - A Corpus Christi City Councilman on Thursday said the Destination Bayfront project may have a tough time at the polls.

City Councilman Mark Scott told KRIS-6 that recent comments made by those opposed to the downtown beautification project could lead to uphill battle on November 5, when taxpayers will vote on whether to approve a $44 million bond.

If approved, the bond means property owners will pay about $2 per $100,000 of value on their property, per year for the next 20 years, to pay it back, according to an estimate provided Thursday by Trey McCampbell.

McCampbell is leading the non-profit group in favor of the project.

Scott, the only member of the city council to attend the Chamber of Commerce event, said the city never committed to paying for the project with private funds.

He said the implication, raised by those opposed to the project, may hurt the project at the polls in November.

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