Texas Hosts Gulf Coast Restoration Council Meeting on the Deepwater Horizon Spill Recovery Plans-March 12 in Pasadena
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Gulf Coast Restoration Council will meet in Pasadena, Texas. The Restoration Council was formed by Congress in July 2012 and is charged with the oversight and eventual distribution of a significant portion of the federal civil penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation. At the March 12 meeting in Pasadena, the Restoration Council will take public comment on the Deepwater Horizon spill recovery plans. For information on the Restoration Council and its mission, visit http://www.restorethegulf.gov. For more information on this upcoming meeting, visit http://www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/gulf-council.html.
TML Business Service Partner Spotlight: FOIA Systems (Open Records Management System)
TML Business Service Partners can help you improve communications, lower expenses, and maximize revenue streams. FOIA Systems, a product of WebQA, is a simple-to-use, yet powerful Web-based software application that automates and manages the open records process. This complete solution ensures compliance with state law, centralizes requests in one location, provides complete reporting, and enforces consistent handling of all requests. FOIA Systems supports programs for cities of all sizes. For a full description of the valuable services our partners provide, visit the TML Business Service Partner page on the TML Web site.
Join SolutionsNet Listserv
SolutionsNet is more than an ordinary listserv. It is a Web-based communication system that allows you to ask questions, respond to inquiries, post documents, and search archived discussion threads. You can even customize what and how much information you receive in your e-mail inbox. SolutionsNet is a complimentary service open to all TML member city officials.
How Cities Work-2013 Edition Now Available
The 2013 edition of the How Cities Work publication is now available. This useful reference and educational tool is a collection of articles describing the important functions and vital services cities provide.
TML member cities can order copies of How Cities Work by e-mailing the TML Member Services Department. Please include your mailing address and the number of copies you would like to receive. The booklets are available at no charge to TML member cities.
A Guide to Becoming a City Official - 2013 Edition
Effective service as an elected official requires dedication, knowledge, and a substantial commitment in time. This booklet is designed to familiarize candidates with the responsibilities of city elected office.
Order updated copies of the booklet by e-mailing the TML Member Services Department. Please include your mailing address and the number of booklets you would like to receive. The booklets are available at no charge to TML member cities.