Legislative Wrap-Up — An Insider’s Perspective

When: Monday, June 24
Time: 7:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (Central)
Location: Hilton Austin

This one-day workshop will focus on the outcome of the major city-related bills from the 86th Legislative Session. Hear about the deals reached, the measures that fell short, and the impact this legislation will have on cities. TML staff will brief you on key legislation, and explain what cities need to know to prepare for the laws’ enactment.

Please note the agenda below is tentative, and the content may change. The start and end times will stay the same.

Tentative Agenda

7:15-8:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
8:00-8:20 a.m. Introduction
8:20-8:40 a.m. The Cutting Room Floor
8:40-9:15 a.m. Property Tax/Sales Tax
9:15-9:45 a.m. Purchasing/Elections/Open Government
9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-10:45 a.m. Other Finance and Administration
10:45-11:15 a.m. Municipal Courts/Community and Economic Development/Personnel
11:15-11:45 a.m. Public Safety
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune
12:45-1:30 p.m. Transportation/Utilities/Environment
1:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

 GENERAL INFORMATION

Registration
Registration online is $155 or $180 by mail. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, access to handouts, and refreshment breaks. Due to limited seating, this conference is open to registered city officials only and not guests. If special circumstances require you to bring a guest to attend the workshop, please contact us at tmllegis@tml.org to discuss space availability and pricing. Please note this workshop fee was not included in the registration fee for the webinar series. This is a separate registration fee.

Hotel Information
The workshop will be held at the Hilton Austin, located at 500 East 4th Street in Austin. The hotel has extended a room rate of $145 for Sunday, June 23. To receive this special rate, your reservation must be made by May 24. To make reservations, please visit TML Legislative Wrap-Up or call the hotel at 512-482-8000 and ask for the TML Legislative Wrap-Up rate.

Additional Hotel Information

The Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center located at 200 San Jacinto Blvd. in Austin. The hotel has extended a room rate of $189 for Sunday, June 23. To receive this rate, your reservation must be made by June 7. To make reservations, please visit TML Legislative Wrap-Up or call the hotel at 512-472-1500 and ask for the Texas Municipal League rate.

The Fairmont Hotel located at 101 Red River St. in Austin is offering discounted room rates. To make reservations, please visit Online Reservations (promotional code PIND) or call the hotel at 512-600-2000, and use promotional code PIND to receive a discount.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy
If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is emailed to acct@tml.org by June 10. No refunds will be honored after June 10, and no telephone cancellations will be accepted.

Confirmations and Name Badges
Confirmations will be emailed if you provide an email address. Name badges will be mailed to all delegates registered up to one week before the event. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR NAME BADGES TO THE MEETING. Check in at the registration desk to receive your final program.

Special Accommodations
If you are in need of assistance of any kind, including dietary restrictions (such as allergies or sensitivities to particular ingredients), mobility, or audio or visual aids, please contact us at tmllegis@tml.org.

Dress Code
Dress business casual and comfortable. We recommend that you dress in layers for your comfort as meeting room temperatures tend to fluctuate.

Questions
Please contact the TML Conferences and Training Services Department at 512-231-7400 or tmllegis@tml.org.