The Harris County Commissoners Court unanimously voted to put the "New Dome Experience" plan to the voters in November.
Harris County Judge Executive Ed Emmett says the $217 million bond issue will increase taxes, "Basically you're talking about just under half a cent. So on the average $200,000 household, that would be $8 a year."
Judge Emmett says the plan to rebuild the Astrodome into a sports/convention center needs to be up to the taxpayers, "The dome is a county asset and it belongs to the taxpayers."
Emmett did say that if the bond money needed for the renovation of the Astrodome is not approved, it is likely that the dome will be demolished.