Expenditure limits set for outgoing elected officials

Cass County Commissioner’s Court set expenditure limits for elected officials who have not been reelected or appointed to serve another term. 
During the Commissioner’s Court session on May 22 county auditor Tammy Wells spoke about the spending limits that will be placed on these officials. 
“I would like to ask the court to set spending limits on the outgoing elected officials, I believe there needs to be some oversight controls set for these officials,” said Wells. 
Wells referred to the local government code 13908 which she read out loud to the court. 
“Approval of spending by certain county and precinct officers, if an incumbent in a precinct or county is not re-nominated or re-elected to the county or precinct office. During the days following the results of the official canvas of the primary or election returns are announced the commissioners court must approve any expenditure of the incumbent county or precinct officer who was not re-nominated or re-elected that is over the amount set by the commissioner’s court,” read Wells. 
“I would like to ask for these limits to be set for commissioner of precinct 2 that any expense above $2,000 will need to have prior approval by the commissioner’s court. We also have the district attorney and any expense above $1,600 dollars will need prior approval by the commissioner’s court,” said Wells. 
The motion was passed to put an expenditure limit of $2,000 for Commissioner of Precinct 2 Jon Borseth and an expenditure limit of $1,600 for District Attorney Randall Lee. 
If these two officials want to spend any more than their limit they must have the commissioners court approve the expenditure of county funds. 

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