BELTON — Jim Reed, executive director of the Central Texas Council of Governments, on Thursday told the mayors, commissioners and county judges who make up the organization’s executive committee about the ongoing plan to withdraw the council from the state’s 911 funding mechanism.
In December, Reed told the executive committee that it was in the region’s best interests to begin the process of withdrawing from the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communication. He explained that under the current model, the funds generated in the council’s seven-county region via the monthly 50-cent 911 surcharge added to every phone bill in Texas goes to the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communication before being returned to the area.
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