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.

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

  • Dave Claunch, Mayor, Westlake Hills
  • Virginia Collier, Assistant City Planner, Austin
  • Andy Cardiel, Fire Marshall, Corpus Christi
  • Tom Tagliabue, Intergovernmental Relations, Corpus Christi
  • Shawn Snider, Fire Chief, Edinburg
  • Carlos Gallinar, Planning Director, El Paso
  • Michael Baccus, Police Department, Houston
  • Mike Castro, City Manager, Jersey Village
  • Lillian Lyssy, City Councilmember, Karnes City
  • Marcus Knight, Mayor, Lancaster
  • Terry Henley, Mayor Pro Tem, Meadows Place
  • Ben Griffin, City Administrator, Piney Point Village
  • Brian Rowland, City Council, Prairie View
  • Brad Newton, Economic Development Director, Presidio
  • Steve Spurs, City Attorney, Presidio
  • David Morgan, Deputy City Manager, Richardson
  • Michael Gallops, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Rowlett
  • Ivy Taylor, City Council, San Antonio  
  • David Blackburn, City Manager, Temple
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