Texas Big City Mayors' 88th State Legislative Agenda
88th State Legislative Agenda
Support legislation that would protect community-based decision making to ensure communities and residents receive the highest quality and efficient services from local governments.
Oppose legislation that would diminish the fundamental authority of cities to operate in a manner that addresses the priorities and unique needs of our communities.
Oppose legislation that restricts or limits the ability of cities to advocate on behalf of their residents or on issues impacting city operations and services.
Property Tax Relief
Support legislation to provide meaningful property tax relief to Texas residents.
Support the continuation of local and state incentives to supplement local economic development strategies to recruit and retain employers.
Workforce & Education
Support legislation that provides adequate state funding for the public school finance system from early childhood to higher education.
Public Health & Violence Prevention
Support common sense firearm regulations and additional resources to help mitigate gun violence in our communities.
Support legislation that expands state funding and access to mental health services.
Support legislation that improves access to broadband connectivity in underserved areas through infrastructure and increased affordability.
Support the ability of all cities in Texas to participate in the Texas Broadband grant programs including the ability to partner with the private sector to expand broadband connectivity in their communities.