After three years of discussion, Harris County will request input from law enforcement and the community about the possibility of a review board.
Harris County has struggled to ease jail overcrowding in the face of a criminal court backlog. More than 70 percent of inmates are awaiting trial.
A judge threw out all but one of the remaining GOP lawsuits against Harris County and upheld the results of the 2022 election.
The bond will fund a new Level 1-capable trauma center at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and expand and renovate clinics across the county.
Commissioners say Harris County joined the sometimes controversial zones to push specific projects and affordable housing for their precincts.
After six months serving as acting administrator following the departure of predecessor David Berry, Diane Ramirez was named to the job permanently.
Hudspeth’s remarks followed the release of a Texas secretary of state audit that found Harris County had “multiple failures” during the 2022 election.
Commissioners Court continued to meet in Hidalgo’s absence, with Precinct 1’s Rodney Ellis presiding over passage of the budget and tax rate.
The code changes allow developers to keep building “frontloader” homes on narrow lots that have become a point of contention in some neighborhoods.