City Officials Testify

When the legislature is in session, nothing compares to the effectiveness of city officials testifying at the Capitol. City officials who take their time to travel to Austin to speak out on important city issues should be applauded by us all. The League extends its thanks to all those who have vigilantly represented cities during this special session.

The following officials testified in committee hearings held through August 8: 

  • Allison Heinemeier, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Kingsbury
  • Carolyn Meredith, Environmental Services Manager, City of Sunset Valley
  • Chance Sparks, Assistant City Manager, City of Buda
  • Charles Cox, City Manager, City of Farmers Branch
  • Joe Crawford, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston
  • Jungus Jordan, Councilmember, City of Fort Worth
  • Keith Mars, Chief Arborist, City of Austin
  • Manny Pelaez, Councilmember, City of San Antonio
  • Mary Elliott, Planning Manager, City of Fort Worth
  • Mike Shannon, Development Services Director, City of San Antonio
  • Miles Risley, City of Corpus Christi
  • Paul Virgadamo, City Administrator, City of Conroe
  • Phil Erwin, Chief Arborist, City of Dallas
  • Ret. Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala, Director of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio
  • Robert Garza, Mayor, City of Del Rio
  • Robert Wood, City Administrator, City of West Lake Hills
  • Sam Drugan, City Attorney, City of Kingsbury
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