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Tip Sheet: Travis County Commissioners 10/28

Monday, October 27, 2014 by Mark Richardson

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website.

Items of interest for Commissioners Court include:

2. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON ITEMS RELATED TO THE PROGRAM YEAR 2013 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROVIDED BY HUD:
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Monitor’s take: Travis County receives several million dollars each year from the federal Community Development Block Grant program from the Housing and Urban Development Department. The money is used to fund a variety of Travis County programs. Each year, the county writes a performance report to send to HUD officials, which must first be made available for public comment. The Commissioners will set dates for public hearings to facilitate that process.

10. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING:

  1. ADOPTION OF AN ORDER TO NOMINATE RACKSPACE AS AN ENTERPRISE PROJECT; AND
  2. AN ORDER TO IDENTIFY AND SUMMARIZE AVAILABLE LOCAL INCENTIVES. (Backup)

Monitor’s Take: Commissioners held a public hearing last week on nominating Rackspace as a Texas Enterprise Project, and this week will vote on making that nomination.  Follow our coverage here.

11. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE OVERALL CONCEPT FOR THE NEW TRAVIS COUNTY CIVIL AND FAMILY COURTHOUSE AND THE 2035 STACKING PLAN.
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Monitor’s Take: On Oct. 14, Commissioners approved the Space Program and Judicial Forecast for the new Civil and Family Court House. Based on that report, the project’s design engineers will present an updated three-dimensional plan of how the space in the court house will be apportioned to various departments. The presentation will focus on the projected needs in 2025.

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