COMMITTEE:    County Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 

PLACE:       6300 Ocean Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 
CHAIR:       Rep. Garnet Coleman 


The Committee will meet at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi room HRI 127 to consider the following interim charges:


Interim Charge #1: Examine how emergency response activities are organized, funded, and coordinated. Review the impact of natural disasters on county finances. Identify any deficiencies in authority for the most populous counties related to infrastructure planning, emergency response, and recovery. Explore ways to improve efficiencies and manage costs while protecting public safety. Additionally, study the relationship between the state, counties, non-governmental organizations, and churches in preparing for and responding to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, and determine if preparedness plans are adequate.


Interim Charge #2: Evaluate whether counties have the necessary ordinance-making and enforcement authority to deal with flood risk in unincorporated rural and suburban areas of Texas. Additionally, examine whether counties have adequate resources and authority to ensure that new development in unincorporated areas is not susceptible to flooding.


Parking for the public hearing will be located at the Bayside Parking Garage located on the Texas A&M Corpus Christi campus.


Public testimony will begin after all invited testimony.


The hearing will be live streamed.  To view the hearing please copy and paste the web address below into your web browser: livestream.com/accounts/283407/countyaffairs


This posting was revised to reflect the live stream web address. 




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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.