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Mark Your Calendar: Harris County Precinct 3 Budget Meeting

Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey and Daniel Ramos, Executive Director of Harris County’s Office of Management & Budget, will host a town-hall budget meeting to discuss next year’s budget.

Commissioner Ramsey urges you to attend and voice your opinions on how the county should address wasteful spending, save money, and prioritize next year’s budget. 

Why You Should Attend

Precinct 3 maintains nearly 47% of the county’s roadways, but only receives 25% of the general funds, and only received 17% of the 2022 Road and Park Bonds. 

Commissioner Ramsey expresses the need for the public to attend in order to understand how tax dollars are truly being spent. 

This meeting will let you voice your priorities on how Harris County should prioritize its responsibilities and spending of tax dollars. 

Meeting Details

WHEN: Monday, August 14th, 2023, 6 PM

WHERE: George H.W. Bush Community Center

6827 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379

Q&A SESSION: Following presentations

Free Shuttle Service

The county will offer free shuttle service from the following Precinct 3 Community Centers. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call the community center to save your spot!

Barrett Station Community Center 

Departs at 3:45 PM 

Call (713) 274-2040 to register

Crosby Community Center

Departs at 4:15 PM 

Call (832) 927-7730 to register

May Community Center

Departs at 4:30 PM 

Call (713) 274-2434 to register

San Jacinto Community Center

Departs at 4:15 PM 

Call (713) 274-2860 to register

Trini Mendenhall Community Center

Departs at 4:30 PM

Call (713) 274-3200 to register

 County Responsibilities in Texas          

For reference, according to the Texas Association of Counties, responsibilities of Texas county government include:

  • Providing public safety and justice
  • Registering voters and holding elections at every level of government
  • Maintaining Texans’ most important records
  • Building and maintaining roads, bridges and in some cases, county airports
  • Providing emergency management, health, and safety services
  • Collecting property taxes for the county and sometimes for other taxing entities
  • Issuing vehicle registration and transfers

Harris County also offers libraries, parks, and other programs that add to the quality of life for residents. Many play a vital role in the economic development.

So learn more at the Town Hall. Join other concerned residents and let your voice be heard on how tax dollars should be prioritized and spent. I’ll be there. And I hope to comment about the distribution of flood bond money.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 8/5/2023

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