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TipSheet: Travis County, 6.19.18

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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.

1. Approve resolution recognizing the month of June 2018 as “Travis County Homeownership Month.” (Commissioners Travillion & Gómez)

Monitor’s Take: June, apparently, is the month when Travis County recognizes the merits of homeownership, a status that the attendant proclamation here links directly to upward mobility, neighborhood stability, civic engagement and smarter kids. Put every ounce of faith in us when we say that we will keep you posted when we learn which month is Travis County Renter Month.

8. Consider and take appropriate action on a resolution authorizing changes to the bylaws and articles of incorporation for the Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center Local Government Corporation. (Commissioner Gómez)

Monitor’s Take: The Sobering Center is months away from its official launch, and already it’s looking to expand its scope. If both the Commissioners Court and City Council approve this change to the bylaws, the center will open its doors to folks who are hepped up on intoxicants other than mere alcohol.

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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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