Harris County Budget Fails to Pass Due to No-Show GOP Commissioners
‘Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey Have Broken the Contract of Public Trust,’ Says HCDP Chair
HOUSTON – Plans to pass the county-wide budget stalled at Harris County Commissioners Court today after Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey failed to appear.
HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu issued the following statement in response to the inaction of Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey:
“Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey have broken the contract of public trust, and as a result of their actions, the people of Harris County could pay a hefty price.
“To intentionally stall the county-wide budgeting process is an egregious abuse of power and position. These Republican Commissioners need to show up and do their jobs – the jobs they were elected to fulfill. If they feel unable to complete the duties of their elected offices, both Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey should resign.
“Failure to pass our county’s budget means cuts to law enforcement salaries, incomplete and delayed street repairs, closed health clinics, longer emergency room wait times, and more for the people of Harris County. Each of us will suffer because of the ridiculous political games these GOP leaders continue to play.
“I call on every voter to make note of Cagle and Ramsey’s failures, and because this budget cut will mean fewer early voting centers will be available, prepare now to find an open location and vote them out of office – Cagle in November and Ramsey in 2024.
For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2022
Contact: Elisa Rochford