Advertisement

Austin Local News

News > Austin Local News > Consultants say Travis County needs leader

Consultants say Travis County needs leader

A consulting firm hired by Travis County says the Central Texas community has a dysfunctional government that needs a leader.

The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1sw0KLJ ) the Travis County Commissioners Court manages about 930 employees and a nearly $175 million budget. Five commissioners oversee multiple departments. The consultants say the departments don't work with each other.

They recommend Travis County establish a position that would coordinate the county's departments.

Travis County is the only urban Texas county that doesn't have a county administrator. Consultants estimate the new position would save Travis County about $2 million in efficiencies in the first year.

The study shows inefficiencies and employee morale problems under Travis County's current system. Some positions remain open for months because of the county's difficult hiring process.

---

Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

 

Photos courtesy of APD On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at approximately 1:32 a.m., Austin Police officers responded...
Photo courtesy AFD Battalion Chief David Brietzke Austin Fire Department said that several of their C shift crews...
Audrey Morton photo/KBLJ The Austin Police Department continues to investigate the Officer Involved Shooting that...
(Photo courtesy Lloyd Doggett) Add Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett's name to those boycotting the inauguration of...
As expensive as a ride on STARFLIGHT is, it's about to get more pricey as Travis County Commissioners consider fee...