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File #: Res. 2020-14R(b)    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 1/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider approval of Resolution 2020-14R, adopting Guiding Principles for the City's 2020 Federal and State Legislative Action Program; and declaring an effective date.
Attachments: 1. Council Guiding Principles Resolution Jan 2020, 2. 2020 Federal Guiding Principles Packet Redline Jan 21, 3. 2020 Federal Guiding Principles Packet Clean Jan 21, 4. 2020 State Guiding Principles Feb 18 Packet Redline, 5. 2020 State Guiding Principles Feb 18 Packet Clean
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AGENDA CAPTION:

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Consider approval of Resolution 2020-14R, adopting Guiding Principles for the City’s 2020 Federal and State Legislative Action Program; and declaring an effective date.

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Meeting date:  February 18, 2020

 

Department:  Communications & Intergovernmental Relations

 

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Fiscal Note:
Prior Council Action: Resolution 2019-51R Guiding Principles for the City’s 2019 State and Federal Legislative Program Activities was adopted by Council on March 19, 2019; the State 2019 Guiding Principles document was amended by Resolution 2019-84R on May 7, 2019. (Postponed on January 21, 2020)

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Background Information:

The City of San Marcos worked with the Normandy Group, the City’s Federal Legislative consultants, and Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, the City’s State Legislative consultants, to identify the updated list of guiding principles for the City’s 2020 Legislative program.  These guiding principles aid City staff and elected officials in advancing the interests of the City, its residents, and businesses, with our federal and state Congressional delegations and with corresponding agencies involved in the funding and regulation of assets and services provided by the City of San Marcos to the people of our community. 

 

These attached redlined Guiding Principles were adopted by resolution on March 19, 2019 with the State Guiding Principles being amended by resolution on May 7, 2019.  The City’s Guiding Principles are living documents that may be updated at the will of the Council. 

 

At the last meeting of the Council’s Legislative Committee on November 14, amendments were discussed to add additional language as a result of the Council’s strategic initiatives, additional federal and state funding opportunities or legislative changes following the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

 

Update since Jan. 21 Council Mtg: following receipt of the additional edits proposed by Council Member Baker for the State Legislative Guiding Principles, the Legislative Committee met on Jan. 30 to review these proposed additions. 

 

 

Council Committee, Board/Commission Action:
The Committee recommended amending the document to include these edits and they are noted by redline with corresponding detailed comments in the attached Guiding Principles documents. A clean copy of both the Federal & State documents are attached for the Council’s perusal as well. 

 

Update since Jan. 21 Council Mtg: The attached redlined State agenda includes yellow highlighted language with recommended additions from the Committee that have been added since the Jan. 21 Council Meeting.


Recommendation: 

Staff and the Legislative Committee recommends adoption of the amended 2020 State Legislative Guiding Principles.