On Monday morning, Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia introduced a resolution at the Commissioner's Court meeting — a meeting of all four of the Harris County's commissioners, the officials responsible for the county's roads, bridges, and policy budget decisions, moderated by County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Harris County encompasses Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, with over 4 million inhabitants. The Houston Chronicle reported that at least 1.4 million Houston-area households were impacted by Storm Uri and power grid failures, which lasted from February 10 to February 17. In the aftermath of the deep freeze — which incapacitated much of Texas' power grid, left millions powerless for a week, and killed at least 80 Texans — Garcia, the former Harris County Sheriff, called for the entire Public Utility of Commission of Texas to resign, and for Gov. Greg Abbott to "replace the members with dedicated and experienced individuals who can lead the agency out of its current state of failure." The Harris...read more...
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