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Just a consent agenda at Commissioners Court this week

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Fresh off a very brief holiday hibernation, the Travis County Commissioners Court is taking a rare bye week this Tuesday. County Judge Sarah Eckhardt announced at last week’s meeting her plans to be off the dais this week, which means that the agenda she helped put together will be free of controversial items. For loyal fans of #TravCo’s weekly action, that means Commissioner Margaret Gómez – whose 22 years on the court gives her seniority – will gavel in a quick meeting featuring a wholesale bundle of housecleaning items that will likely be approved with the unanimous consent of her fellow commissioners. Of course, public communications will proceed as it does every week, so there’s still at least one reason to tune in. And barring any unforeseen surprises, Eckhardt should be back next week when, among other items, the court will once again take up the question of whether to help fund a regional system of park-and-rides. Be there or be square!

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