Friday, October 14, 2005

 

Rep. Frank Corte Appointed to Eminent Domain Committee

Found in Texas Government Insider:

Members of transportation financing, eminent domain committees named


Speaker Tom Craddick today announced the Texas House of Representatives appointees to the Study Commission on Transportation Financing and an interim committee studying the use of eminent domain power.

On the transportation financing committee, Rep. Mike Krusee of Round Rock will serve as a Joint Presiding Officer. Other appointees include Rep. Warren Chisum of Pampa and Harris County Judge Robert Eckels.

On the eminent domain committee, Rep. Beverly Woolley (pictured) of Houston will serve as co-chair. Other appointees are Rep. Frank Corte from San Antonio, Rep. Aaron Pena of Edinburg, Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth and Rep. Phil King from Weatherford.


I'm not holding my breath on this one, these "committees" are stacked with tollers. In another source, it states they'll conduct public hearings. Why do they bother? They've already conducted hundreds of public hearings around the state as TxDOT reveals their plan to toll our existing roads, they take down the comments, and proceed to IGNORE the public's OVERWHELMING opposition to them. OK folks, if you're in Frank Corte's district, perhaps he needs a fresh email from his constituents on the necessity of finding his voice in opposition to the toll plans that run smack through his district (1604/281 project), and that encourages him to use his newfound influence to affect some changes! For starters, how 'bout he put a stop to the highway robbery of our existing FREEway and right of way on US 281 & Loop 1604? Tolls were taken off 151 in San Antonio and 281 in Comal County due the public outcry and their leaders riding to the rescue, so where's Frank Corte?

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