by BRAD ROLLINS
Former Pct. 2 Commissioner Susie Carter tore into County Judge Bert Cobb, a fellow Republican, in a scathing letter the judge read in commissioners court last week.
“As a conservative candidate, you campaigned on a platform of stopping the SPENDING. As a Christian, your are (sic) also charged with telling the truth. However, your unwillingness to hold Prompt Public hearings to even discuss the SPENDING UPON WHICH YOU AND THE COMM. COURT ARE PROCEEDING AS IF YOU ARE JEFF BARTON shows that you were apparently not sincere in your campaign and your witness,” Carter wrote in the e-mail which she sent in the wee morning hours of April 12.
Carter, a Uhland area resident, is apparently upset at the court’s ongoing capital improvement programs including a $207 million package of road improvements approved by voters in 2008. She specifically singled out a widening of the Old Bastrop Highway in the San Marcos area and the county’s exploration of making a bid to buy the Lower Colorado River Authority’s West Travis County Water System, which serves more than 10,000 residents in high-growth northern Hays County.
“It is imperative that you stop the spending on such unnecessary boondoggle projects like Old Bastrop Highway by pulling the agenda item for ROW now – and do not commit the whole county to correct the poor judgement of LCRA by causing the county to pay for the water line that could instead be bought by the City of Dripping Springs or the people in the area that is served,” said Carter, a leader of a group calling itself the Hays County Citizens’ Budget Project.
The group’s frontman, Sam Brannon, has called for a moratorium on all capital improvement projects including the widening of FM 1626 between FM 2770 and the Travis County line and the realignment of FM 150 E in Kyle to access the Center Street interstate overpass.
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