Travis County Commissioners voted on Friday to do nothing.
That was the decision in a rare special voting session called to address the city of Austin’s decision to challenge commercial property tax appraisals.
The commissioners had before them three options: file their own challenge of the appraisals, direct county attorneys to participate in the city’s challenge or do nothing. In the end, on a motion floated by Commissioner Ron Davis, they voted 3-2 for option No. 3. County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Commissioner Brigid Shea voted against the substitute motion, which replaced their own attempt to allow county attorneys to help the city. Commissioners Gerald Daugherty and Margaret Gómez joined Davis in opting to keep the county on the sidelines.
Statesman Article, meanwhile, says that City should focus on renters, not homeowners: