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Court sends Meade back to CTRMA

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday declined to issue a call for applications for a seat on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s board of directors. Current Board Member Nikelle Meade’s current term is close to expiring, but because of county rules, the court had the prerogative to simply reappoint her without any fuss. Commissioner Brigid Shea, who in the past has been critical of the CTRMA board for its saturation of real estate professionals, made the motion to reup on Meade. However, Shea said she wants to move toward more diversity when it comes to the county’s various appointees on boards and commissions, including the CTRMA. “I do feel strongly that we need people who will be consumer advocates and environmental advocates, and I don’t really see that that’s represented there yet, specifically,” said Shea. After her statement, the court unanimously voted to reappoint Meade, whose new term will expire on Feb. 1, 2019.

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