Statement from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Tuesday October 8, 2019

“One of our most basic duties as public servants is to show up to work. Unfortunately,today Commissioners Cagle and Radack chose to hide rather than face the tough reality of theimpact that extreme revenue caps will have on our County. Our residents don’t expect all of usto agree on everything, but they do expect us to be grownups when making tough decisions.

Now, because of their decision to play politics rather than to govern, we’re left with theconsequences. Consequences that will have potential catastrophic impacts on our ability toprovide services our residents expect - the very same issues we all agree are priorities, likeflood control, quality services for veterans, public safety, and infrastructure.”