October 25, 2013, Number 37

.pdf Version: TML Legislative Update Number 37

Constitutional Amendment Propositions: Prohibition on Using Public Funds to Advocate

As reported in a previous edition of the Legislative Update, six out of nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on the November 5 ballot directly affect Texas cities. While city officials may believe...

FCC Seeking to Preempt Local Wireless Regulations

On September 27, 2013, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), related to how wireless tower siting applications (e.g., for cell phone and...


TCEQ Proposed Rainwater Harvesting Rules

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has proposed rule amendments to implement the changes made by House Bill 2781, passed during the 83rd Legislature.  The proposed rule implements...


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), in response to a request from the governor's office, has established a water project liaison within the TCEQ to assist the Texas Water Development...

Payday Lending Clearinghouse Updates

The League's "Payday Lending Clearinghouse" webpage, available at www.tml.org/payday-updates, includes information related to the regulation of payday and auto title lenders.  It is updated from...

TML Buyer's Guide

The TML Buyer's Guide is a searchable database of products and services offered by TML associate members. The Buyer's Guide database allows you to browse through an alphabetical list of firms or search for a product or service category. Use the Buyer's Guide to explore solutions for your city.


For questions about the online guide, please contact the TML Member Services Department.


How Cities Work-2013 Edition

How Cities Work is a collection of articles describing the important functions and vital services cities provide. TML member cities can order copies of this useful reference and educational publication by emailing 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.


Texas City Officials Directory - 2013-2014 Edition

The 2013-2014 Texas City Officials Directory is now available for purchase. This one-of-a-kind reference tool contains detailed information about more than 1,200 Texas cities as well as information about TML associate members and TML regions. TML members can secure a copy for $30 (non-member price $60). To order, visit the Texas City Officials Directory page on the TML website.

Region 10
December 10, 2013
Jan 30-31Texas City Management Association William "King" Cole Session 1
Feb 7-9TML Elected Officials' Conference
San Antonio
Feb 22-23Texas Youth Advisory Commission Summit
Feb 27-28Texas City Management Clinic
Feb 28TML Small Cities' Problem-Solving Clinic
Meadows Place

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