Travis County

Agenda Item

Item 9 revisited


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Meeting History

Jul 30, 2019 9:00 AM Video Commissioners Court Voting Session
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Clerk’s Note: The Court discussed legislative changes to judicial longevity.

MOTION: Approve the legislatively set change in judicial longevity as stated in footnote 5 of the advertisement.

MOVER:Margaret J. Gómez, Commissioner
SECONDER:Brigid Shea, Commissioner
AYES:Sarah Eckhardt, Jeffrey W. Travillion Sr, Brigid Shea, Margaret J. Gómez
NAYS:Gerald Daugherty


Jul 30, 2019 9:00 AMVideo (Windows Media) MP4 VideoCommissioners CourtVoting Session

10:18 AMCommissioner Shea seconded by -- i'm sorry. Motion by Commissioner Gomez seconded by Commissioner Shea. Is that motion reurged?
One question for clarity.
Are we talking about two years for the da and ca, not just the first year?
No. we're talking about taking them all at once.
Otherwise you would have a year where they were significantly behind the co-hart coho they're pegged to.
Don't want them to be behind.
Can't do anything.
And is that a fair statement?
Yes. I was going to say, that amount is reflected in the ad, the amount you're voting for, the county and district attorney.
Why can't we divide those out, judge? why can't we divide this vote? I'll vote for what the ledge said. I can't do anything about the ledge.
If you would like to make --
An alternative motion, you're welcome to. We have a motion and a second.

10:19 AMAll those in favor? All those opposed? That passes on a 4-1. Next, let's go to the longevity. The longevity number of years set by the legislature for the district judges and hence the county court at law judges, because we peg to them, is now at 12.
Yeah, so it's actually -- you're voting on footnote five, which is to base judicial longevity for justice of the peaces with at least 12 years of tenure at $6,300.
So move.
We have a motion and a second. Is there deliberation on that motion?

10:19 AMAll those in favor? Those opposed? That's a 4-1. Next, let's go to the constables. The issue with the constables was that the constables other than constable five grieved a partial increase to market last year. And the grievance panel of citizens agreed with them and suggested to the commissioners court that we take them to full market. We could not take five to full market because he had not grieved. And we had already posted. So is there a motion to take all of the constables to market this year?
10:20 AMSo move.
Now, know that the other constables already are at market. So essentially it's just taking five to market.