The Etowah County Commission gives its support for a billion dollar bond issue for road improvements. The Association of County Commissions of Alabama will seek legislative approval for the bond issue during the 2017 legislative session. The proposal calls for a three- cent per gallon increase on gas and diesel fuel. Currently, Etowah County operates with an annual road budget of about 5-million dollars. If the proposal receives legislative approval, the bond issue will amount to more than 22 million dollars state wide for road improvement projects.