Montgomery County’s Budget Office boondoggle: as the County Commissioners Court, District Judges point fingers at each other, taxpayers bear the cost

[Publisher’s hint: it’s the Commissioners Court’s fault, not the fault of the Board of District Judge.] Conroe, July 20 – The whole creation of a Budget Office in the Montgomery County government appears to be the latest scam to create a placeholder to continue to tax Montgomery County citizens. Events at the July 10, 2018, […]

Montgomery County budget process implodes with enormous proposed budget, but it’s about to get worse

Montgomery County budget process implodes with enormous proposed budget, but it’s about to get worse

Image: Analogy to the current state of the Montgomery County government’s so-called “budget process.” Conroe, July 16 – For the taxpayers, it’s a disaster. For anyone who cares about government spending, it’s a joke. Under the direction of Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, who is not the budget officer ostensibly for the Montgomery County government […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin fails to take charge of her own department budget

Montgomery County Auditor Martin fails to take charge of her own department budget

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Conroe, June 29 – If there’s any County Department director who should have the ability to reduce her departmental budget for Fiscal Year 2019, it’s Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Incredibly, however, Martin has not reduced any of her proposed operational expenses and is seeking a salary increase for […]

Part 3*** of 3: The budget process is easily the most anti-American Exceptionalism of the corrupt Montgomery County government

Conroe, June 11 – That government power comes from the people and that government must do the will of the people are the fundamental aspects of American Exceptionalism. Their history and the fact that those concepts are in writing within the source documents of the United States (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution) and […]

Burning tax dollars: Montgomery County Budget Office Director Carter continues same Doyal-Martin gamesmanship for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Burning tax dollars: Montgomery County Budget Office Director Carter continues same Doyal-Martin gamesmanship for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Image: Montgomery County’s new Budget Office bureaucrat Amanda Carter shares the same plans as County Judge Craig Doyal and County Auditor Phyllis Martin to burn tax dollars as quickly as possible. Carter has continued the same anti-citizen gamesmanship the community witnessed during the 2017 budget process. Conroe, April 9 – Montgomery County’s new Budget Office […]

Board of District Judges votes to recommend external assessment of Montgomery County Auditor, sets procedures for County Auditor’s budget, possible re-appointment

Conroe, March 29 – A very conscientious but tiny contingent of the Montgomery County Board of District Judges held an open meeting today to discuss procedures for evaluating the work of Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, who works for them, and for determining whether they should re-appoint Martin to another two-year term at the end […]

Editorial: The Board of District Judges should immediately terminate County Auditor Phyllis Martin for the “Up-YOU-affer”

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Board of District Judges should terminate Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin immediately for her publication and use of County government tax dollars for a public advertising announcement which she calls the PAFR and which she ought to call the UPUIAFR (pronounced Up-YOU-affer) for “UnPopular Unnecessary Insulting Annual Financial Report.” The […]

Doyal seeks to ensure County spending after he’s gone with secretive hiring of Montgomery County Budget Director along with more than $300K of spending

Conroe, March 19 – In two secret Executive Sessions, outside of the permitted actions in such meetings under the Texas Open Meetings Act, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has led the Commissioners Court to hire a Budget Director to head up a new County bureaucracy under the name of the “Budget Office.” The citizens of […]

Perils of the People with Lame Duck Doyal, Part 2: $pending $25 Million on Enterpri$e Re$ource Planning

Perils of the People with Lame Duck Doyal, Part 2: $pending $25 Million on Enterpri$e Re$ource Planning

Image: A meeting of the Montgomery County government’s Enterprise Resource Planning working group. The victim is a “citizen.” Conroe, March 13 – Because Montgomery County voters effectively elect their candidates in the Republican Primary Election, this community faces the peril of lame duck elected officials who stay in office for more than nine full months […]

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