Judge Lacy was “in violation,” and the Court can decide how to interpret the law – sometimes. It was an interesting day in Bowie County Commissioners Court.
Commissioner Sammy Stone seems to believe Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy violated Texas Local Government Code Section 151.001. We’ll find out how on Monday.
Although spokesmen for the Financial Advisory Committee had expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed budget, none of the commissioners offered any changes.
“It would make it easy for the working people to be there.”
Last Monday, quite a bit of time and energy was put into warning of an imminent budget and payroll crisis. It turns out there was never a problem.
The entire Court, and everyone in attendance, were in complete agreement for once. :-)
The same three commissioners, who refused to attend emergency sessions of Commissioners Court last week to discuss courthouse security, actively opposed it today.
Enough money has been “found” to make payroll cuts unnecessary through September 2015. Commissioners Stone, Whitten, and Blackburn chose to leave them in place.
Because of their inaction, today will be the last day for an armed deputy inside the entrance to the Bowie County Courthouse.
The Court created the Financial Advisory Committee.but some Commissioners say the Court should not be allowed to set guidelines for their duties and actions.