As growth in Collin County continues, transportation and budgeting remain vital — two issues that fall under the purview of the commissioners court.
The primary function of the county commissioners court, said Commissioner Cheryl Williams, is to be the financial arm of the county. She added that commissioners work with various elected officials within the county, such as the sheriff, county clerk and district clerk, to set the budget for each department and the county overall. The court also sets the county tax rate as part of the budgeting process.
As the budget season begins, Williams said most day-to-day duties consist of speaking with department heads, who are also elected officials, to determine their budgetary needs.