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TipSheet: Travis County, 11.28.16

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

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.

2. Approve proclamation honoring State Representative Elliott Naishtat for his service to the people of Travis County. (Judge Eckhardt)

Monitor’s Take: State Rep. Elliott Naishtat is drawing to a close his lengthy career as a voice for Travis County and Austin at the State Capitol, but he’ll have to wait a few days longer to receive the ultimate capstone of his life in public service. Due to a scheduling error, the central Austin Democrat will not be able to attend Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting to be personally feted with this proclamation. Instead, the item will be postponed to a different day when the stars are better aligned and this modern-day Cicero can receive firsthand the adulation he has so duly earned. We’ll keep you posted!

7. Consider and take appropriate action on a joint appointment to the Central Health Board of Managers: a. Approve questions for finalist interviews b. Conduct interviews with finalists c. Discuss and take appropriate action on an appointment (Judge Eckhardt)

Monitor’s Take: The Court is considering four candidates to appoint to the Central Health board and, as we reported in today’s edition of the Monitor, one of them is bringing to the table a reputation as a staunch antagonist of the hospital district. The Court is set to take up the interviews during the afternoon and could immediately thereafter hold a vote.

26. Consider and take appropriate action on issues related to the North Campus Development Project at 5325–5335 Airport Boulevard, including the Governance Document for the North Campus Project. (Judge Eckhardt)

Monitor’s Take: This is the latest milestone in the ongoing dance to build a mixed-use office and residential project on county-owned land on Airport Boulevard. Last week, the Court gave the OK to DMA Companies to build the thing, and now the commissioners will consider the 30-page governance document that will spell out the roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved.

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Travis County Commissioners Court: The legislative body for Travis County. It includes representatives from the four Travis County Precincts, as well as the County Judge. The County Judge serves as the chair of the Court.

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