September 20, 2013 Number 35

.pdf Version: TML Legislative Update Number 35 


The League's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on October 8-11, 2013, at the Austin Convention Center.   

Lt. Governor Dewhurst recently announced the creation of the Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding.


A number of bills relating to reforming the way juveniles are disciplined for class C misdemeanors passed during the 2013 regular session. ...


Adkisson v. Abbott, a case affecting the private email accounts of city officials, is making its way through the courts.  The essential issues in the case are: ...

A number of bills relating to reforming the way juveniles are disciplined for class C misdemeanors passed during the 2013 regular session. ...



2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition Speaker Needs Your Input

The TML Annual Conference Opening General Session keynote speaker, Cheryl Cran, will explore a topic that all cities face-addressing (and embracing) the generational divide. To prep for this session, Cheryl needs your feedback. Please take the time to fill out a brief survey. By filling out this six-question survey, you will ensure that Cheryl will address the key issues Texas cities face.


For more information on Cheryl's session, visit the conference website.


Not registered? We want to see you there. Register for the conference now.


Download the 2013 TML Annual Conference App

This year's annual conference program features six education tracks that have a lot to offer all attendees:


Quality of Life: Fall in Love with Your City

Human Resources: Managing Your City's Best Asset

Professional Development: Unleashing Your Skills

Technology: Tools for Tomorrow's Cities

City Showcase: How Did They Do That?

Grab Bag: We've Got That Too


With so many choices (along with outstanding keynote speakers and an exhibit hall with more than 380 exhibitors), you will want to start creating your personalized conference agenda now. Download the conference app in the iTunes App Store or Android Market by searching "TML2013" (no spaces), and browse the conference schedule, list of exhibitors, and much more.


Disney's Approach to Business Excellence Workshop

The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) invites you to register for Disney Institute's training program on November 7, 2013, in Irving. This one-day program will explore the time-tested techniques of one of the world's most admired companies and a leader in creativity and innovation. Topics to be covered include leadership, management, quality service, and brand loyalty. For more information and to register, visit the TRAPS website.


TML Business Service Partner Spotlight: Fixed-Rate Fuel Program

The Fixed-Rate Fuel Program by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) allows cities to secure a fixed rate for transportation fuel amidst the ever-changing cost of gasoline. The program allows your city to budget for transportation fuels effectively, predictably, and at a cost savings. For a full description of the valuable services our partners provide, visit the TML Business Service Partner page on the TML website.

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