The City has actively monitored potential legislation considered by the Texas Legislature for years.
In 2006, the City Manager expanded the program with the creation of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (IGR). A large part of the IGR Office’s mission is to engage in the legislative process to help protect and enhance the City’s ability to: 1) provide quality services and programs citizens depend on, and 2) ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
The IGR Office works in concert with City departments to perform the following functions:
Represent the City and its residents at the Texas Legislature and in Washington D.C.;
Monitor, review, and act accordingly on federal and state legislation;
Monitor, review, and act accordingly on actions taken by local and regional governmental entities;
Work to pass legislation that is beneficial to the City and its residents; and
Communicate with legislators, businesses, and sister agencies and organizations about how legislative actions affect the City, its residents, and its business community.