BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer publishes secret Texas Sunset Commission letter re reform of SJRA Board

It’s time for government, including the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission (TSAC), to operate in the sunlight rather than in the dark away from prying public eyes. The publication of this article moves TSAC in that direction.

BREAKING NEWS!

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Conroe and Austin, March 12 – The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission (TSAC), created to provide open and thoughtful review of Texas state agencies, has reacted harshly to a reference in an article in today’s edition of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, referring to a secret letter from the Texas Legislative Council to Alan Leonard, the Project Manager of TSAC overseeing the “sunset review” of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). The letter discusses the failure of SJRA to abide by the provisions of the Texas Constitution with respect to the constitution and term lengths of SJRA’s Board of Directors.

The reference to the article appeared in “BREAKING NEWS! Texas Legislature to Delay San Jacinto River Authority Sunset Review for Two Years to Allow Public Input,” The Golden Hammer, March 12,2021. Please see https://thegoldenhammer.net/breaking-news-texas-legislature-to-delay-san-jacinto-river-authority-sunset-review-for-two-years-to-allow-public-input/

According to the letter from the Texas Legislative Council, SJRA’s Board members serve 6-year terms, when they should only serve 2-year terms. There are an even number of members on the Board, which is also a violation of the Texas Constitution which requires an odd number of members.

In an emergency telephonic meeting this morning, the Editorial Board of The Golden Hammer voted 3 to 0 to release the letter in toto at the conclusion of the “It’s Hammer Time” show.

“Although TSAC desires to operate in the dark without prying public eyes, they should instead work in the bright light of the sun,” said Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher of The Golden Hammer. “Although I don’t know how our Editor-in-Chief obtained the letter, I feel confident that he’ll protect his source, as he ethically should.”

The letter in its entirety follows.

Page 1, letter from Texas Legislative Council to Alan Leonard, Project Manager, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, dated March 1, 2021. Apparently, the letter was a secret, but it’s a secret no more.
Page 2, letter from Texas Legislative Council to Alan Leonard, Project Manager, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, dated March 1, 2021. Apparently, the letter was a secret, but it’s a secret no more.
Page 3, letter from Texas Legislative Council to Alan Leonard, Project Manager, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, dated March 1, 2021. Apparently, the letter was a secret, but it’s a secret no more.
Page 4, letter from Texas Legislative Council to Alan Leonard, Project Manager, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, dated March 1, 2021. Apparently, the letter was a secret, but it’s a secret no more.

 

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