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:

  • Robert Cluck, Mayor, Arlington, and TML President
  • Rick Douglas, President, Clifton Economic Development Corporation
  • Horatio Porter, Budget Officer, Fort Worth
  • Mike Lester, Interim Director of Finance, Baytown
  • Clayton Chandler, City Manager, Mansfield
  • Ed Van Eno, Budget Officer, Austin
  • Maria Villagomez, Budget Director, San Antonio
  • Bret Starr, Budget Administrator, Irving
  • Danny Scarth, Mayor Pro Tem, Fort Worth
  • Maria Villagomez, Budget Director, San Antonio
  • Marcus Norris, City Attorney, Amarillo
  • Barry Robinson, Human Resources Director, Greenville
  • Jane Mehrens, Human Resources Manager, Brenham
  • Lisa Norris, Human Resources Director, Grand Prairie
  • Mark Israelson, Assistant City Manager, Plano
  • Art Acevedo, Police Chief, Austin
  • Ted Shen, Police Department, Dallas
  • Russell Jones, City Councilmember, Sugarland
  • Sam Mezayek, City Councilmember, Tyler
  • Jason Wright, City Councilmember, Tyler
  • William Cecil, Mayor, Rockwall
  • Julie Couch, City Manager, Rockwall
  • Joey Dunn, Deputy City Manager, Bryan
  • Jason Struebe, Assistant to the City Manager, College Station
  • Robert Franke, Mayor, Cedar Hill
  • Rick Stopfer, Council member, Irving
  • John Cabrales, Denton
  • David Morgan, Assistant City Manager, Richardson
  • Suzanne De Leon, Mayor, Balcones Heights

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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