Regarding “MUD morass” (Page A18, Wednesday), the editorial board has decided, by itself, that Municipal Utility Districts are bad for Houston. There are hundreds of thousands of well-run, soundly financed, conscientious MUDs and directors in Harris County and the state of Texas. I don’t believe MUDs are responsible for advising potential homebuyers if their house is in a flood pool. Mortgage companies and developers should perhaps be responsible for this, not to mention the individual buying the property.
But the scariest statement in the entire editorial is: “We yet again call upon the Legislature to mandate the incorporation or annexation of these neighborhoods.” Having lived in a MUD for more than 40 years, I would not like to be annexed by the city of Houston. This is local, grassroot, government and being annexed by anyone is certainly a chilling thought. I will stick with my MUD, my directors who are residents and their governing or guiding our district because I believe they have our best interests at heart. Jude Wiggins, Houston