18 Jun Maverick County Press Conference – June 18, 2019
Posted at 15:30h in Maverick County News & Announcements
Maverick County Judge David Saucedo held a press conference on Tuesday, June 18 to discuss Maverick County current events and its financial position.
During the press conference, Judge Saucedo announced that Maverick County is in a stable and healthy financial situation, currently holding $11 million dollars in funds. County Treasurer Rito Valdez provided supporting documentation of the well-balanced budget, financial status, and expenses.
Also present at the press conference were County Commissioners Gerardo Jerry Morales, Rosy Cantu, Pete Venegas, and Roberto Ruiz. Judge Saucedo added that the current budget numbers are better than those of the City of Eagle Pass, as well as the Eagle Pass School District. He attributed the accomplishment to great teamwork and collaboration between the County Commissioners, Judge, Auditor, and Treasurer.
Judge David Saucedo also announced that the Texas Supreme Court has denied the petition for review for the case of Ethelvina Felan VS. Maverick County, a great victory for the county.
“[The County Commissioners] are not going to succumb to any kind of pressure,” Judge Saucedo said. “They’ve been through the fire, they’ve been through the criticism, and they continue to work for you, to work for the public. And I applaud them for that. I congratulate them for that. And I would be remiss not to mention our attorneys… They’ll be sure that Maverick County is well-represented.”
Judge Saucedo also discussed the recently approved loan by NAD Bank, which will be utilized for expanding the Maverick County Landfill.
“Without a bond rating, this is the first loan that has been approved by NAD Bank in the United States in the last five years,” continued Saucedo. “Their statement was ‘We looked at your picture from 2013 to today, and we’ve never seen an entity turn it around in such a short period of time.’”
Lastly discussed was the passing of House Bill 3045, which helps and protects Maverick County as it gives it the authority to manage their own waste collection in the case that the city of Eagle Pass decides to take the trash refuse out of Maverick County. It is the only bill passed in the legislation this year for this community that directly affects the taxpayer.