Tuesday, January 08, 2019
First Meeting Of The New Harris County Commissioners Court Today
There has practically been an investiture ceremony for our new diverse group of Democratic judges every day at the county courthouse, and I'm speaking at one of them on Thursday for Judge Bill McLeod.
It will also be the first one in which our new County Judge Lina Hidalgo will be presiding over.
I'm a native Houstonian, but I have never gone downtown to attend a Harris County Commissioner's Court meeting because in large part of it being a Republican controlled body and a waste of my time to do so.
Elections matter people, and because of the blue tsunami that swept through Harris County and swept GOP officeholders out with it, it's a brand new day here politically.
The suit alleges the county unfairly jails those charged with misdemeanors who cannot afford bail. A federal district judge ordered Harris County to remedy the situation, but the suit has been held up in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. All the Republican criminal court judges named in the lawsuit were swept out of office
Looking forward to attending my first ever Commissioner's Court meeting.