Make the Most of Your Time in Austin!
Participate in the Texas Cities Work Capitol Visit and Legislative Briefing

Plan to stay over and join other city officials as we visit the Texas Capitol and advocate for local control. The briefing is the first step in making sure you are informed and active during the 2013 session of the Texas Legislature.

City services are the nuts and bolts of our society. And it costs money to provide these services and meet the demands of citizens. The League’s legislative program includes three goals:

  • Ensure that local decisions are made locally by supporting reasonable enhancements to regulatory authority and by opposing attempts to cripple cities abilities to respond to citizen demands.
  • Ensure funding for vital community services by vigorously opposing efforts to erode revenue.
  • Protect and enhance essential infrastructure by opposing efforts to diminish municipal revenue.

The 2013 legislative session will address many issues that will involve Texas cities and their ability to meet citizen demands for services. The League’s best advocates for protection of municipal authority are its members—elected and appointed officials from cities of all sizes and geographic areas.

TML Legislative Briefing

Monday, February 4

7:00 a.m. 

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast and Briefing

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. 
Travel to the Capitol (shuttle bus provided)

9:15 – 11:15 a.m. 
Capitol Visits

11:30 a.m. 
Return to the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Noon – 2:00 p.m. 
Special Guest: Evan Smith,
Editor-in-Chief, The Texas Tribune