Growth – Eventually the threat of COVID-19 will come to a close. It is time to improve infrastructure responsibly and foster growth throughout the county. We provide that growth through promoting safety, infrastructure improvement, or supporting unincorporated portions of our community. This is the time to take action, protect tax-payer dollars, and deliver the results we all expect. To do this responsibly, we must accomplish our community’s needs inside of the budget, without adding to their financial stress. Growth cannot occur without giving stakeholders the ability to financially breathe.
Empowerment – The taxpayer, given a fair playing field, can clear any tax revenue gap through their productivity. Taxpayers need a hand up, not a handout. We can give them that hand up by merely stepping back and giving them room to move our community forward. As a Commissioner’s Court, we can work together to foster all citizens’ opportunities to take advantage of growth. We can do this in the purest form by delivering on the motto of “two cities, one community.”
Diligence – Master Planning is a simple task that is often made difficult. We must be cautious about not dictating where growth is allowed. In our great community, our amenities are greater than our population. This reality is made possible through the economic empowerment provided by a world-class university and community college. We must embrace that we are the cradle of Texas growth because of our community stakeholders, Blinn College, and Texas A&M University. We also must be mindful of the student and faculty population’s transient nature when we make decisions. Many become lifelong citizens of Brazos County, and many go on to become success stories, which, in turn, fuels our growth.