Harris County Commissioners Court: The Pros And Cons Of Total Transparency

Marathon, often-bitter court meetings have become the norm under County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Here’s why.

By Andrew SchneiderOctober 15, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Once upon a time, the Harris County Commissioners Court meetings were pretty sedate affairs. But that changed this past January. Sessions that once lasted 30 minutes have turned into eight-hour marathons. Differences between court members once kept behind the scenes have flared into open, bitter arguments. Where consensus was common, there is now an endless series of partisan votes – where the Democratic majority invariably wins.

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