Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues spending of tax dollars as though Chinese Coronavirus economic catastrophe never occurred, Doyalesque secrecy retakes County government

Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues spending of tax dollars as though Chinese Coronavirus economic catastrophe never occurred, Doyalesque secrecy retakes County government

Image: In the “Payment of Accounts” agenda item, now included in Doyalesque style once again on the super secret “consent agenda,” the Montgomery County Commissioners Court intends to spend $11,801,037 during the Tuesday, June 23, 2020, meeting. Do they not recall that the County government decimated the local economy by mandating business closures, church closures, […]

Bleeding money: Montgomery County Commissioners Court to focus on higher salaries, spending more tax dollars, despite government-induced COVID-19 depression

Bleeding money: Montgomery County Commissioners Court to focus on higher salaries, spending more tax dollars, despite government-induced COVID-19 depression

Image: Taxpayers are bleeding money, while the Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues to spend as though the County government and Governor never induced a COVID-19 depression. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 26 – On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will continue to act in denial that the County government […]

Thoughtless spending, continuation of Chinese Coronavirus panic constitute lowlights of Tuesday’s Commissioners Court agenda

Thoughtless spending, continuation of Chinese Coronavirus panic constitute lowlights of Tuesday’s Commissioners Court agenda

Image: Strangely enough, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley (left) and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador (right) seem to lead efforts to constrain County government spending, while the ostensible “conservatives” on the Commissioners Court are leading the charge to flatten the Montgomery County economy. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 12 – The […]

Editorial: The Golden Hammer’s ratings of Commissioners Court meetings about to begin again; beware because they’ll be brutal

Kelli Ann Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, will continue its popular ratings of Commissioners Court meetings over the next few days. We will continue the ratings for Fiscal Year 2020, which began on October 1, 2019. Our last article providing ratings published on December 17, 2019, concerning the […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court expresses concerns about economy: Noack, “my concern was to flatten the curve, not flatten the economy”

Montgomery County Commissioners Court expresses concerns about economy: Noack, “my concern was to flatten the curve, not flatten the economy”

Image: Montgomery County Emergency Management Executive Director Jason Millsaps, who very badly needs a haircut as a result of the forced government closure of barber shops and hair salons, spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 30 – After six weeks of devastatingly destructive […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court salaries questioned, while economic shutdown orders in place

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 7 – The bloated salaries and benefits of the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court raise major questions, especially during the economic shutdown, which they have spurred. It’s helpful to examine how much they’re costing taxpayers in their salaries and benefits alone and to compare how many individuals, […]

Commissioners Court to go on wild tax dollar spending spree on January 14; will it ever end?

Commissioners Court to go on wild tax dollar spending spree on January 14; will it ever end?

Image: Left to right, lobbyist Nelda Blair and Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley also known as “King of the Big Spenders of ‘Other Peoples’ Money.’” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will go on a wild tax dollar spending spree at its first regular meeting […]

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 13 – When government takes on management of a task outside of its traditional roles of law enforcement or national defense, government almost always messes up the task. The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is certainly no exception, especially with respect to its management of the level of […]

Riley’s defensiveness about unpopular thoroughfare projects he put on Major Thoroughfare Plan casts negative pall over Commissioners Court meeting

Riley’s defensiveness about unpopular thoroughfare projects he put on Major Thoroughfare Plan casts negative pall over Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley exhibited shame over his terrible work on mobility projects to create the mess in his Commissioners Precinct 2. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, December 17 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley continued to display his lack of diligence and lack of knowledge concerning Montgomery […]

Passage of Ethics Commission marks positive first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting for Fiscal Year 2020

Passage of Ethics Commission marks positive first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting for Fiscal Year 2020

Image: With Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley absent, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, at its first regular meeting during Fiscal Year 2020 on October 8, 2019, acted decisively and unanimously in approving an Ethics Commission to take advantage of the provisions of the JD Lambright Local Government Reform Act, which the Texas Legislature […]

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