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Travis County Bail Bond Board Meeting Minutes - November 3, 2021

Present:

  • Ms. Dolores Ortega-Carter, Chair
  • Judge Nicholas Chu, Vice-Chair
  • Judge Ron Meyerson, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Mr. Billy Engle, Bail Bond Representative
  • Ms. Velva Price, District Clerk
  • Mr. Benjamin Blackburn, ACDLA
  • Officer Robert Foradory, TCSO

Also Present:

  • Ms. Annalynn Cox, County Attorney’s Office
  • Ms. Vickie P. Riojas, Bail Bond Board Secretary
  • Ms. Melissa Hargis, County Attorney’s Office
  • Ms. Melanie Areche, County Judge’s Office
  • Ms. Chere Bennett, Pretrial Services

Ms. Ortega-Carter called the meeting to order.

A. Consider the minutes of the October 8, 2021 meeting and take appropriate action.

Judge Chu moved, Mr. Blackburn seconded, and the Board voted to approve the October 8, 2021 minutes.

B. Discuss modification of the Travis County Bail Bond Rules and Regulations concerning the location of future meetings of the Bail Board, and the possibility of in person/virtual meetings, and take appropriate action.

Judge Chu moved, Mr. Engle seconded, and the Board voted to permanently change the meeting location to the Commissioner’s Court Executive Session Room where the meetings will be held in person/virtually. Ms. Riojas will cancel future room reservations for Multifunction Rooms A-C at 700 Lavaca.

C. Discuss upcoming elections for seats on the Travis County Bail Bond Board and take appropriate action.

Ms. Cox confirmed that election for the criminal defense attorney representative is set for December 6, 2021 and the election for the bail bond representative will be conducted via election buddy.

D. Public Comment

None.

Judge Chu moved, Ms. Bryant seconded, and the Board voted to adjourn.

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Contact

Vickie P. Riojas,
Bail Bond Board Secretary

Phone: (512) 854-3105
Fax: (512) 854-9018

Email

Street Address

Executive Office Building
411 W. 13th Street
6th Floor Room 601
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Mailing Address

Travis County Bail Bond Board
C/O Vickie P. Riojas at Pretrial Services
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767

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