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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Commissioners Court

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    "My daughter has worked as an executive assistant in another commissioner's office for two years. I was elected and assumed office as a commissioner this year. Can I vote when her pay raise is considered at the next meeting?"

    May a commissioners court set rules for the submission of items to be placed on the agenda?
    Yes, so long as the effect of the adopted rules does not preclude a commissioner from placing an item on an agenda. The court as a whole may create rules to address the form in which proposed agenda items are to be submitted for inclusion, to whom the items must be submitted and a deadline for submission. For more information, see our publication Commissioners Court Meetings Procedure and Decorum.