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Sleepy day at Commissioners Court

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Jack Craver

It looks like a short day for the Travis County Commissioners Court. Almost all of the items on the agenda have been listed as “consent,” meaning they are expected to pass without any debate. The commissioners will, however, “receive educational materials for Travis County Proposition A: Exposition Center.” The commissioners are pulling for Prop A to pass so that the county, at some point in the future, will be able to levy a 2 percent hotel tax to fund a new exposition center. Commissioners may be interested in discussing how they can make voters in Austin understand the difference between Travis County Prop A and the city of Austin Prop A, which would bar the city from giving public land to sports organizations without voter approval.

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