Additionally, Eckhardt predicts that she will be returning to a different Commissioners Court than the one she left to run for judge. She pointed out that a change of one person on the five-person court can change its flavor. She said she thinks that adding two new members, including county judge, is likely to create “a significant change and feel.”
“I think it would be fair to anticipate that this will be a more activist court,” said Eckhardt.
It remains to be seen if Austin Monitor and other media will pay closer attention to what actually happens at Travis County, or if there will continue to be no accountability in the Commissioner and Judge positions.