NPT Capitol: PSB almost certainly getting bigger
The House committee on Border and Intergovernmental affairs just held a public hearing on HB 4004, a bill authored by state Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso, which would increase the board membership of the PSB from 5 to 7 members.
Pickett said that he filed the bill after a request by City Council. (Interestingly, the city’s legislative agenda expressed the desire to increase the board to 9 members, not 7.) The bill passed out of committee unanimously and will now go to the Local and Consent Calendars committee. That means, the bill would hit then House floor on a day set aside for local and uncontested bills, meaning it would almost certainly pass. Shapleigh has filed an identical bill in the Senate.
So is it a done deal? Probably…