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Tip Sheet: Travis County Commissioners 12-23

Sunday, December 21, 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 posts a copy at its website.

Items of interest for Commissioners Court include:

14. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING RATIFICATION OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY AND TEXAS MILITARY FORCES TO ALLOW A SECURE LANDING ZONE AT CAMP MABRY FOR STAR FLIGHT AIRCRAFT DURING RESCUE OPERATIONS.
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Monitor’s Take: Travis County will renew an agreement with Camp Mabry to allow STAR Flight helicopters to use the Parade Grounds as a secure landing zone during emergency operations. This allows county flight crew to save time and lessen risk during certain rescue operations.

30. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON BUDGET REQUEST FROM TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND THE TRAVIS COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF TO MEET DISCOVERY REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE MICHAEL MORTON ACT.
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Monitor’s Take:  A continuation of last weeks discussion of adding staff to the District Attorney and County Attorney’s offices to handle the added paperwork load of compliance with the Michael Morton Act. Council will decide how many paralegal each office may hire.

32. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A REQUEST FROM THE CAPITAL METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO INVEST IN TRANSIT SOLUTIONS FOR RESIDENTS OUTSIDE OF ITS SERVICE AREA IN NORTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS AND COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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Monitor’s Take: Capital Metro is asking Travis County to pitch in to partially fund bus service to the Community First! Village in eastern Travis County, which is outside of CapMetro’s service area. The county is being asked to provide $41,000 toward a joint effort with CapMetro to fund service to the area, which has about 2,000 low income residents.

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