Houston wants stricter rules on building in floodplains. So what flooded there?
Houston officials are weighing a number of regulatory changes to harden the city for the next flood, one of which would extend and strengthen various rules governing development in local floodplains.
A lengthy City Council hearing Monday on the proposal featured a fair amount of testimony from developers, builders and engineers who said they are concerned the city isn't basing its proposals on sufficient data. Some said the proposed elevation requirements, in particular, are overkill.
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