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:

  • Lee Leffingwell, Mayor, Austin
  • Laura Anderson, Municipal Judge, Irving
  • Tom Gray, Chief Justice, Waco
  • Jennifer Richie, Senior Assistant Attorney, Irving
  • Richard Morton, City Manager, Odessa
  • Jesus Garza, City Administrator, Von Ormy
  • Philip Cortez, Councilmember, San Antonio
  • Herbert Gears, Mayor, Irving
  • Jeff Nodal, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Austin
  • Bill Shipp, City Manager, Royse City
  • Raul Salinas, Mayor, Laredo
  • Calvin Tillman, Mayor, Dish
  • Melissa Northern, Mayor, Flower Mound
  • Bryn Meredith, City Attorney, Southlake
  • John Terrell, Mayor, Southlake

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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