Conroe, February 14 – Jennifer Majors Baca, who has lived in The Woodlands for over 40 years, made a statement against incorporation of the community before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Baca is an insurance agent and has been a major fundraiser and organizer for numerous charitable causes, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Baca’s remarks to the Commissioners Court follow:
“Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Jennifer Majors Baca. I moved to The Woodlands in 1978.
As a Montgomery County resident who expects taxes to go up and CISD becomes a Chapter 41 District in the next year or so and it enters the state recapture program sending our tax dollars to other districts, I want assurances that our taxes are not going to go up to make up that difference through county tax, city tax, or hidden franchises.
“I’m also concerned about what political motivations are at play when there’s no obvious reason to rush into incorporation, and conservatives aren’t supposed to raise taxes and grow government. What personal or political motivations are there to break the long-held political ideology? So, as a suggestion, anyone that serves on the Township Board could say that they would not run for those positions.
“I’m concerned about the fact that we seem to use fear tactics to scare people.
“You can say that you’ve provided information to the community, but it’s like a classroom of children. You have to slow down and wait for the slowest one. It’s not about what you’ve already put out there. You’ve already fired one consulting company.
“Like I said, I’ve lived here a long time and I’ve watched it grow. I don’t want anything to change this awesome community we live in.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Thank you.”