Commissioner Ellis’ Statement on Compromise Budget Proposal

14 Oct, 22

I commend Commissioner Adrian Garcia for putting forward a proposal that calls Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey to the table to negotiate in good faith so that we can all do the job we were elected to do, which is to serve the people of Harris County through the vital services and programs they need and deserve.

The goal of this process has always been to do what’s needed for a safer, healthier Harris County where every community can thrive, and every person has a shot at a better life grounded in real opportunity. 

Yet, at every turn, AWOL commissioners and draconian state laws have blocked us from making critical investments in public safety, health care, flood protection, and other vital services. If Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey share the goal of a safer, healthier Harris County, they’ll set politics aside and show up at the next meeting. If they skip out on work again, their absence will speak for itself.