Dallas County commissioners approved a plan to overhaul their purchasing process Tuesday, five years after most of the changes were first proposed.
The county will work to enact 25 ideas suggested by a local consultant group in 2009. Most of those ideas were ignored at the time. But they have re-emerged after the indictment of Commissioner John Wiley Price on corruption charges.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Tuesday proposed a series of changes to the county purchasing process that he said will improve public trust in the system.
The ideas are the first of several expected to be presented to the Commissioners Court in the wake of the indictment of Commissioner John Wiley Price on corruption charges. At least two other members of the panel plan to make recommendations at future meetings.
Dallas County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins began his first term in office on January 1, 2011. A first-time public official, Judge Jenkins brings business acumen, legislative experience, and an unparalleled commitment to the office of County Judge. He is the President of Jenkins & Jenkins, a successful law practice with offices in Dallas and Waxahachie.
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