Improving substandard roads in Travis County

Improving substandard roads in Travis County

The provision of safe, high-quality, local, road networks for citizens is one of our core County responsibilities. In my first year as a County Commissioner, I learned that many local roads are in poor repair and never maintained – by anyone. The roads are often...
Wildfire – a threat to Travis County

Wildfire – a threat to Travis County

Travis County scores high for wildfire threat no matter how you measure. Grasses in the east and trees in west, plus freeze-dried vegetation and too little rain make springtime 100 degree heat alarming. So, I am sounding the alarm – each one of us needs to take action...
Affordable housing helps end homelessness

Affordable housing helps end homelessness

It takes more than four walls to make a home, but safe and decent affordable housing is the first step, and we’re making a great leap here in Travis County. I spent nearly a decade building the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) here. I was thrilled,...