Fort Bend County is getting a redesigned flag after being unanimously decided by the commissioners at Tuesday afternoon's meeting in the Travis Building.

The newly designed flag features two blue borders with a white background. Inside of a red-bordered blue circle is a log cabin, which is over a white star with the green-leaf wreath similar to the original flag.

Other items approved at the meeting include an action on the tax abatement agreement between Fort Bend County and Seatex Ltd. in Rosenberg and reviewing and considering revisions to the Employee Information Manual, which was submitted by Human Resources. Included in the considerations are the matters of equal employment opportunity and issues regarding sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, whistleblower and workplace harassment and violence protection policy.

Commissioners conducted a workshop pertaining to the Fort Bend Technology Audit. The audit, performed by TechKnowledge, is an examination of the information technology services provided to the county.

The audit showed an action plan to update the county's current data infrastructure while obtaining competitive pricing.

The current system being used for technology in Fort Bend County costs $141,000 a month. With the upgrade, which includes data traveling 10 times faster, the cost is considerably less at $115,000 a month.

The upgrade could save the county between $300,000 to maybe up to $500,000 a year, according to Michael Canetti, from TechKnowledge, who presented the audit.

When it comes to upgrading the hardware and software, the cost is set between $4.7 and $5.9 million.

The recommendations made in this audit will be used in the development of the Strategic Information Technology plan.

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I never even knew there was a county flag. Learn something new everyday.

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