Columnist Calls for Greater Transparency in TX County’s Award of Highway Contracts

Houston Chronicle columnist Mike Snyder takes aim at the process Montgomery County followed in awarding a Toll 49 extension design contract in 2012. Although no laws were broken, Snyder says, “Montgomery County is no longer a rural backwater; it’s a fast-growing community of some 500,000 residents whose leaders should be expected to follow rigorous procedures of transparency and accountability. Five months ago, county commissioners finally got around to adopting an ethics policy; it’s time they start fully embracing its principles.”