All Regular, Special, Emergency and Executive Session Meetings of the ____________ County Commissioners Court will be called and conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code. Regular, Special and Emergency Meetings of the ____________ County Commissioners Court are open to the public and to representatives of the … [Read more...] about Rules of Procedure, Conduct and Decorum at Meetings of the County Commissioners Court
Texas Open Meetings Act
House Bill 2840 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature amends current law relating to the right of a member of the public to address the governing body of a political subdivision at an open meeting of the body. The following set of model rules provided by CJCAT General Counsel Jim Allison reflects these changes, as noted in the colored text. For an in-depth explanation of H.B. … [Read more...] about Legislative Change: Open Meetings
What are the general statutory regulations regarding Commissioners Court meetings?
MAIN REFERENCE POINT: Texas Government Code Chapter 551, The Open Meetings Act TALKING POINTS: The Open Meetings Act provides public access to meetings of governmental bodies – such as the Commissioners Court – except for those meetings expressly authorized as executive sessions. A meeting takes place when a quorum of the Commissioners Court joins … [Read more...] about Key Concept: Open Meetings
By Julie Anderson, Editor Get educated. Do more with less. Make a difference. Serve. Improve communities. Each of these is synonymous with a resolution. Tis the season to renew these commitments or lend thought to new goals and priorities, whether personal or professional. When it comes to Commissioners Court, the list practically creates itself. Fulfill My … [Read more...] about New Year’s County Resolutions
Key Question: What is the proper procedure for rescheduling Commissioners Court as necessitated by an emergency, including inclement weather? Reference Point: Texas Government Code Chapter 551, The Open Meetings Act, Sections 551.0411 and 551.045 Talking Points: Commissioners Court is required by law to give written notice of the date, hour, place, and subject of … [Read more...] about Key Concept: Rescheduling Commissioners Court Meeting