Harris County Precinct 4 provides update on how redistricting may affect ongoing infrastructure projects

Harris County Precinct 4 will continue working on projects that will soon be in Precinct 3 boundaries. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Precinct 4 will continue working on projects that will soon be in Precinct 3 boundaries. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Harris County Precinct 4 will continue working on projects that will soon be in Precinct 3 boundaries. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Rob Maxwell, Harris County Precinct 4 director of infrastructure, shared how redrawing Harris County commissioner precincts affects infrastructure projects during a mobility and transportation committee meeting Nov. 9 with the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce.

Harris County commissioners approved a new map of the four commissioner precincts following the 2020 U.S. Census on Oct. 28, with Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey opposing the new map, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

For current Precinct 4 infrastructure projects that will soon be in Precinct 3’s boundaries, Precinct 4 will continue working on them, Maxwell said. For projects currently under construction, Precinct 4 will finish construction, Maxwell said.

For projects in the study or design phases, Maxwell said Precinct 4 will finish the study or design before sending it to commissioners court and Ramsey for next steps.

“We’re going to keep the projects. We’re going to keep them going until we give them to [Ramsey],” Maxwell said. “The next 90 days are going to be very busy for us to figure all that out.”


Harris County commissioners were slated to discuss a 90-day transition plan at their meeting Nov. 9, according to the meeting agenda.

Under the new map, the boundaries of Precinct 4 will largely become the boundaries of Precinct 3, while Precinct 3 boundaries will largely be moved to the existing Precinct 4 boundaries, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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