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Food for thought...1)Since the new courthouse was built, the courtroom in the old courthouse was placed into service, 2) The courtroom in the basement of the old tax office was abandoned and the building allowed to rot and ultimately being demolished. 3) The older portion of the county annex is being used as office space for one person and storage.The perservation office could be moved to the historical building across from the sheriffs office. 4) security is nice, however the city council, municipal court and JP courts are held without the same security measures.
At the primary LWV Forum, in reference to this very issue, Clint Ives said, "Government's gotta grow." He rightly (genuinely?) changed his tune at the next forum, and I hope he keeps his word by looking for an innovative solution to this "problem" and doesn't just go along to get along. We're paying the commissioners $70k per year to find ways to stretch our dollars, not to find ways to spend them. Show us what you're made of, Commissioner Ives. Be a dissenting voice of reason.
I would like to see a courtroom schedule. Maybe someone needs to give up their afternoon nap and adjust the courtroom schedules if they are available in the afternoons.
So if I am reading correctly, someone removed or ordered furniture to be removed from the courtroom. They then posted a note on the courtroom door, without notifying the incoming judge of the change. Lack of common courtesy or an agenda? These judges even though they are elected officials, are basically tenants of the Commisioners Court and should get approval from the commisioners prior to making changes.
Maybe the Victoria Advocate could audit the courthouse security tapes for a month and see the true time these rooms are occupied including the commisioners courtroom.