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Taxes/Spending

  • Commissioner Meyers led successful efforts to lower the county’s tax rate from 65¢ when he first took office to 47.4¢ providing cumulative savings of over $900 million through Fiscal Year 2017.
    • Commissioner Meyers focuses on ensuring that the county spends taxpayers’ money wisely and efficiently.
    • Shortly after taking office, Commissioner Meyers led the effort to hire a Professional Budget Officer to ensure county expenditures for services are the least possible.
    • As a director of Houston Galveston Area Council, Commissioner Meyers helped create the H-GAC Energy Corp., an energy aggregator through which the County purchases electricity, which saves Taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.
    • Commissioner Meyers also helped create the H-GAC Cooperative Purchasing operation through which governmental entities are able to purchase equipment, goods, and services for less than they can on their own.
    • As a director of the Conference of Urban Counties, Commissioner Meyers helped found TechShare, a cooperative purchasing effort by counties, to jointly acquire software saving Texas taxpayers over $80 million through 2015.

Mobility

  • Commissioner Meyers proposed, in December 1999, the creation of the county's first Mobility Committee, which led to the county's first Mobility Bond Referendum approval in May 2000. He proposed recreation of the Mobility Committee in December 2003 which led to the county's second Mobility Bond Referendum approval in 2007. Commissioner Meyers was also instrumental in getting the 2013 Mobility Bond passed, which has eased congestion throughout Fort Bend County.
    • Commissioner Meyers convinced Harris County to extend its portion of the Westpark Toll Road from its initial terminus at Highway 6 for another 4 1/2 miles to the county line allowing Fort Bend County to extend the Westpark Toll Road to the Grand Parkway providing critical mobility for the Katy-Fulshear area.
    • Commissioner Meyers initiated the improvements to heavily traveled Dulles Ave. in Sugar Land by placing funding for the project in the 2000 and 2007 County Mobility Bond Programs.
    • Commissioner Meyers secured $40 million from TxDOT for the widening of FM 1093 from the Grand Parkway through Fulshear.
  • Commissioner Meyers is spearheading the 36A Infrastructure project that will bring another north-south thoroughfare to Fort Bend County and will bring more jobs to the area.
  • Commissioner Meyers worked with our leaders in Austin to get a bill passed that gives Fort Bend County and our local cities more flexibility when it comes to working together to build and maintain our roads.

Safety/Security

  • Commissioner Meyers works with the County Sheriff’s Office, Constable's Office, Homeowners Association and Municipal Utility Districts to provide law enforcement services to Precinct 3 unincorporated areas.
    • Commissioner Meyers was instrumental in helping create two Emergency Service Districts in Precinct 3 to provide better fire and ambulance service.
  • Commissioner Meyers led County efforts to pass ordinances that make it tougher for sexually oriented businesses and game rooms to operate in Fort Bend County. These regulations cut down on violent crime, human trafficking, and limit the risk of property values being ruined by undesirable business in the area.

Our Community

  • Commissioner Meyers hosts a charity fundraiser every October - the Fort Bend Ranchers’ Ball. This event raises funds for Fort Bend Charities, Inc., which donates to local non-profits that support our community. To date, the Commissioner’s Charity has raised and given over $1 million to various charities.
  • The Literary and Fine Arts Festival and Parade is held every year, in late April, which showcases and highlights the talent and accomplishments of our young artists and authors. With an annual attendance of over 3,000, it is becoming a can’t miss event in the community.

 

 

 

Last updated: 10/28/2016 1:33:28 PM