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County opens hush-hush talks on potential courthouse site

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County is officially entering negotiations with an anonymous property owner to acquire a new site for a brand-new civil courthouse. At the end of Tuesday’s regular voting session, the Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution approving the terms of the negotiations with the “preferred seller.” What the terms are and who the preferred seller is remain a mystery thanks to the fact that the discussion of the item took place entirely in executive session. After the meeting, county staff told the Austin Monitor that, best-case scenario, the talks could be over in “a couple of weeks.”

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