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.

Among the city officials who recently testified in front of legislative committees are the following:

  • Andrew Icken, Chief Development Officer, City of Houston
  • Charles McClellan, Chief of Police, Houston
  • Melissa Northern, Mayor, Flower Mound
  • Art Acevedo, Police Chief, Austin
  • Gary Lindsay, Assistant Police Chief, Dallas
  • Silvia Firth, Intergovernmental Relations, El Paso
  • Rufus Honeycutt, Councilmember, Round Rock
  • Annise Parker, Mayor, Houston
  • John Bierschwale, Assistant City Attorney, Schertz
  • Kathryn Wilemon, City Councilmember, Arlington
  • Michael Kelly, Engineer, Austin
  • Norbert Hart, Assistant City Attorney, San Antonio
  • Scott Kerwood, Fire Chief, Hutto
  • Jerry Gardner, Fire Chief, Killeen
  • Jim Jones, Police Department, San Antonio

While TML monitors most hearings, we won’t catch the testimony of every city official. If we missed your testimony or the testimony of another official in your city, please contact us at the following e-mail address and we will include your name in the next edition of the TML Legislative Update:

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