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:

  • Pam Kirkland, Purchasing Manager, Richardson
  • Cliff Brown, Mayor, Corsicana
  • Jay Doegey, City Attorney, Arlington
  • James Thompson, Mayor, Sugarland
  • Kim Mote, Manager of Solid Waste Services Division, Fort Worth
  • David Garza, Director of Code Enforcement, San Antonio
  • Karen Guz, Conservation Director, San Antonio Water System
  • Jaime Ayala, Deputy Police Chief, Arlington
  • Keith Stretcher, City Attorney, Midland
  • Leanne Guzman, Assistant City Attorney, Fort Worth
  • Kevin Russell, Georgetown
  • Les Moore, Police Legal Advisor, Irving
  • Roger Ellis, Police Chief, Lubbock
  • Ivy Taylor, City Council, San Antonio
  • Harry Walsh, Assistant City Manager, San Antonio
  • Darrin Hall, Houston
  • Miguel Ozuna, Cedar Park
  • Victor Rodriguez, Police Chief, McAllen
  • Sean Snyder, Fire Chief, Edinburg
  • Melinda Ramos, Attorney, Fort Worth
  • Mark Latham, Houston
  • Roderick Sanchez, San Antonio
  • Vance Kemler, General Manager of Solid Waste Service, Denton
  • Mark Vincent, Police Sergeant, Irving
  • Dalton Gregory, Councilmember, Denton
  • Jeff Caldwell, City Administrator, Martindale
  • Lorraine Harrison, Mayor, Martindale
  • A.J. Mathieu, Councilmember, Joshua

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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