Editorial: please forgive the explosion

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, is a gigantic day for the citizens of Montgomery County.

At 9:30 a.m., the dysfunctional Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet. The giant issue is the effort of the liberals – Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador – to play politics with politically-connected nonprofits, who are demanding the restoration of their full “charitable contributions.” There’s no money in the FY 2020 budget to provide those funds. There’s insufficient money in contingency from FY 2019 to provide for those funds. It’s the wrong thing to give those nonprofit corporations and associations funds anyway. It’s a violation of the Texas Constitution. But, of course, when politics comes into play, Metts, Riley, and Meador don’t care about ethics or the law. And they surely don’t care about the taxpayers. (Metts isn’t a taxpayer.)

At 6 p.m., Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District has its meeting. They’re going to begin a terrible practice of going into executive session at the beginning of the meeting after citizen comments. That way they can meet in secret, decide everything, and them come out and do a “make believe” meeting. It’s disgusting.

At 6 p.m., the worst event of all begins. Conroe Independent School District, the taxing entity which controls the votes to elect the entire Montgomery Central Appraisal District’s policy-making Board, will meet to decide, probably by a 6 to 1 vote, to order a new bond election for November 5, 2019. CISD’s Board only looks inward. They couldn’t care less how high taxes already are, how badly taxes are harming the elderly and others on fixed incomes, how badly taxes are harming renters, or how badly public schools are performing as educational institutions.

There’s a lot for The Golden Hammer to write. Please forgive explosion of information, but, in truth, if you don’t follow these issues, you’re doing so at your peril.

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