Written by Phil Cerroni
The City of Irving passed its legislative priorities for the 83rd Legislature at its City Council Meeting on Dec. 13.
“We are eager to share our city’s priorities for the 83rd session,” said Mayor Beth Van Duyne. “Economic development issues, transportation needs, future water needs and school funding levels will be issues the Legislature debates, and the outcomes will impact Irving residents square on.”
The Texas Legislature is expected to act on many legislative concerns affecting local government this session such as public safety; responsible and effective code enforcement; land use and zoning authority; municipal sovereign immunity; successful economic development tools; and infrastructure funding for our roads and waterways.
“As a city, we want to make sure we have the operational flexibility and authority to serve our residents and continue to be a recognized, high-performing organization,” Van Duyne said. “We have an excellent local delegation that will work with us to ensure a successful session for the city.”
Irving legislative priorities additionally call for cessation of state and federal unfunded mandates that are handed on to local taxpayers; necessary tools for public safety; and quality parks and library systems.
Source: City of Irving