WHO: Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt will report on and update the news media on ongoing Travis County initiatives including the FY 2017 County Budget.

WHAT: At this quarterly news conference, the County Judge will focus primarily on the FY 2017 tax rate, budget process and remaining the steps to complete the budget.

WHERE: The news conference will be held at the Travis County Administration Building, Multi-function Room B, 700 Lavaca, First Floor, Austin, TX 78701.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23rd, upon the lunch recess of the Commissioners Court voting session.

WHY: County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is deeply committed to fiscally responsible public policy and results. The FY 2017 Preliminary Budget lowers the property tax rate for the third consecutive year.

DETAILS: Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt hosts quarterly news conferences. This is the third news conference of 2016. https://www.traviscountytx.gov/countyjudge