Director of Communications
Harris County, TX – The chaos and mass confusion continues around Harris County’s budget and tax vote issue. Commissioner Tom Ramsey released a counter proposal on Friday with honest intentions on a solution that would fund the taxpayers’ priorities, while also being fiscally responsible with their money. He was hopeful in attending Monday’s special meeting of a “discussion”; however, vagueness around the “possible action” in that meeting paired with Tuesday’s meeting details leaves the door open to take other actions relating to the massive tax increase. Commissioner Ramsey is officially rescinding his offer and will not be attending Monday’s meeting.
Here’s what Commissioner Tom Ramsey had to say:
“Commissioner Garcia stated his proposal from yesterday was his final offer. I am rejecting his offer and rescinding mine. I don’t trust Judge Hidalgo or Commissioners Garcia and Ellis because their actions speak louder than words. For example:
Judge Hidalgo and Commissioners Garcia and Ellis have made Harris County more partisan than it has ever been due to their political games. Our jobs are supposed to be simple – maintain roads, bridges, parks, community centers, offer community programming, and handle emergency operations.
The sad part is the ones who’ve suffered the most these past four years are our residents. Our residents are paying more for the implementation of seven departments since 2019, a private security contract, and even for a consultant who believes our Constables are not necessary. We even have employees who are indicted for bid-rigging with taxpayer dollars.