The Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the mission and performance of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and welcomes public comments on ideas to improve its operations and services.  The Texas Sunset Act requires the Sunset Commission to periodically review SJRA and recommend whether to change state law to improve the authority’s efficiency and effectiveness.  The Legislature ultimately will decide whether to adopt Sunset’s statutory recommendations.  The Sunset Commission also may adopt management directives for SJRA that do not require statutory change.

The Sunset process has three stages.  First, Sunset staff will evaluate SJRA, seek public input, and issue a report recommending solutions to problems found.  Second, the Sunset Commission will hold two public meetings: a hearing on the staff report and the authority, and a decision meeting to adopt recommendations to the Legislature based on the report and public comments.  Third, the Legislature will convene in January 2021 and will consider Sunset’s statutory recommendations in a Sunset bill for SJRA.

Here are several ways to provide comments and suggestions to Sunset staff on SJRA’s mission, operations, and services:

  • Send an email to sunset@sunset.texas.gov
  • Submit comments online at www.sunset.texas.gov
  • Send a letter to Sunset Advisory Commission, Attn: SJRA, P.O. Box 13066, Austin, Texas 78711
  • Call (512) 463-1300 to speak to Alan Leonard, project manager of the SJRA review

Please provide your comments by July 31, 2020 to ensure Sunset staff can fully consider your input while conducting their review.  Comments submitted before the staff report is published in November 2020 will remain confidential.

Stay informed!  Visit www.sunset.texas.gov to sign up for email alerts on the Sunset staff report and the Sunset Commission’s public meetings on SJRA.