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Posted on: August 16, 2018

COUNTY UPDATES RESIDENTS ON PARKING CHANGES DURING COURTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

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With construction set to begin on September 4, Public Affairs Director Julia Benitez Sullivan said the county’s initiative to update residents about upcoming changes to parking at and around the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex III has featured news coverage, guest editorials, videos, posters and social media to help spread the word.

"As reported on July 31, we have been working to provide our constituents with the information they need to know about changes to parking areas prior to the start of construction on the new courthouse scheduled to begin Sept. 4," said Sullivan.

A video with an updated parking plan was presented in Commissioners Court detailing the re-assignment of several additional lots surrounding the courthouse square. The video, which is available on the county website and social media sites, explains which parking lots are available for jurors, the general public, and employees. It also highlights the free shuttle service that will run through designated streets along the perimeter of the courthouse square, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., stopping at high volume locations along the route.  

Along with the video, the Public Affairs office also created posters detailing the new parking plan that will be displayed in the courthouse and in other county buildings. A guest editorial, penned by County Judge Ramon Garcia, was featured in the daily newspaper on Sunday, Aug. 5, a wrap-around advertisement was published in the Monitor on Sunday, Aug. 12, and a guest editorial by District Clerk Laura Hinojosa is expected to run in the Monitor on Sunday, Aug. 19.

The County Clerk’s video on plans to relocate the Vital Statistics and Official Records departments, the latest map, new video, and other information is available on a dedicated page linked to the Courthouse project on the county’s website.

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