Frida Villalobos

Frida Villalobos

Communications Director

E-mail: frida.villalobos@pct2.hctx.net
Office: 713.274.2011
Mobile: 832.546.1533

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL DAY AT HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT

Small business loan program, health care smart pods, homeless handwashing stations, and multiple resolutions all approved

Harris County, TX — Today, Harris County Commissioners Court approved a number of historic measures on Tuesday’s agenda that will make a major difference in the health and safety of Precinct 2 residents, as well as those living in other regions of Harris County.

HIGHLIGHTS OF APPROVED ITEMS FROM TUESDAY’S COURT

  • $10 million small business forgivable loan program (approved 3-2)
  • Resolution supporting Judge Hidalgo’s Stay-At-Home order (unanimous)
  • Resolution honoring Health Care Workers for their efforts during this pandemic (unanimous)
  • Homeless Handwashing Stations (unanimous)
  • Homeless COVID housing (unanimous)
  • Purchase of 2 Baylor Smart Pod Health Care Units for use during emergencies and mental health treatment (unanimous)
  • Backup Coronavirus Health Care Facility at NRG Park (unanimous)
  • Several Infrastructure and flood control improvements (unanimous)

Following court, Commissioner Adrian Garcia issued the following statement:

“I am incredibly proud of the work my office and my colleagues on Court accomplished today. From funding a crucial loan program that will help keep businesses afloat and their employees paid, to approving two Health Care Smart Pods that will assist during emergencies like this current pandemic, to hand washing and housing services for homeless to prevent their becoming infected with COVID, these measures will make a real difference in people’s lives. I am also especially proud the two Resolutions I offered: one supporting Judge Hidalgo’s Stay-at-Home order and the other saluting frontline Health Care workers both passing unanimously.”