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Harris County, TX — TODAY, Harris County Commissioners Court has adopted an overall reduced tax rate for fiscal year 2021. Previously, Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia had proposed the motion to cut property tax rates, which was approved unanimously. The new tax rate adopted will save taxpayers 1.3 cents per $100 of assessed value on their homes or approximately $26 on a home valued at $200,000. The plan not only saves taxpayers money, it also still funds crucial priorities such as Flood Control and Harris Health.

Harris County, TX— Since being elected into office, Commissioner Adrian Garcia has made drainage maintenance a major priority. This week, he celebrated the completion of 1 million linear feet of ditching in Precinct 2. Roadside ditching and drainage maintenance improves water conveyance to drainage outfalls, which helps in the reduction of potential flooding for residents and businesses. Without proper maintenance, standing water can penetrate and seep under road surfaces causing deterioration, which in turn, requires more frequent, costly road repairs, and neighborhood flooding. Many neighborhoods that have not been serviced in years now have clean, excavated ditches.  

Commissioner Garcia has commenced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and industry leaders to strengthen the County’s ability to adeptly analyze air quality in the Precinct 2.

Harris County, TX— Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia is proud to announce the start of construction on a new BetterStreets2Neighborhood (BS2N) project. BS2N is a program dedicated to preserving asphalt roadways throughout the Precinct. Improvements include restoring the base, overlaying it with new asphalt for a brand new, smooth-riding surface, and then finishing it off with striping.

Harris County, TX — TODAY, Commissioners Court moved to enact new guidelines for minority and women-owned businesses (MWBE’s) to receive project contracts from Harris County, a move championed by Commissioner Adrian Garcia since being elected as Commissioner in 2019.

Harris County, TX — THURSDAY OCTOBER 1st, Commissioner Adrian Garcia, along with Baylor College of Medicine and United Health Partners (UHP) announced the arrival and installation of the first of two SmartPods, which are adaptable and mobile health care structures. Designed by Baylor College of Medicine with validation done with the help of NASA engineers, the SmartPods will be known as ACCESS2HEALTH at Precinct 2 Facilities.

Harris County, TX — TODAY, after a motion introduced by Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Harris County Commissioners Court will increase funding to the Harris County Rental Assistance Fund. With an additional $15 million added to the fund, recipients are now eligible to receive up to a maximum total of $1,900 per household.

Harris County, TX— Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia is proud to announce that construction on the Port Houston Sidewalk project is scheduled to begin this month.  

Harris County, TX — Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia is proud to announce the opening of Atascocita Park. This $11.5 million project created a brand new addition to Precinct 2’s park system and boasts several exciting amenities including: a large playground with one of the highest skywalks in the area, dog park for large and small breeds, large picnic pavilion, and much more!

Houston, TX –The Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund will open its public application to all eligible Harris County residents in its second phase of fund deployment. The public application will be open Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

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Frida Villalobos

Communications Director
Office: 713.274.2011
Mobile: 832.546.1533

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