Dallas County Commissioners Court
2011 Commissioners Court Agendas
The county Commissioners Court convenes in a formal session each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Throughout the formal session the court reporter records the official actions of the court . The transcript of the proceedings is filed for record with the county clerk.
After the formal session is adjourned a briefing session is usually convened at which time the Commissioners Court considers items from county departments that must have the Commissioners Court approval. Once the Commissioners Court approves an item in briefing it appears on the formal agenda the following Tuesday and is officially recorded for a record vote at that time.
Formal agendas; Formal orders
Items that were approved during the briefing session will be submitted on the formal agenda for action no later than the second Tuesday following the briefing. At this time, the Commissioners Court will sign a court order for the item approved in briefing. Formal orders must be submitted to the Commissioners Court clerk no later than 3:00 p.m. Wednesday preceding the Tuesday it is to appear on the formal agenda.