The Killeen City Council will vote to adopt its “legislative principles” for the 85th Texas Legislature at its regular meeting Tuesday.

At the council’s workshop Jan. 3, city spokeswoman Hilary Shine presented the council with a list of items the city would support or oppose for the coming session that gavels in Tuesday.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the council chambers at City Hall, 101 N. College St.

Among the principles listed:

  • Support legislation that would provide benefit to military communities.
  • Support legislation that would provide local relief for disproportionate impacts of state exemptions and programs.
  • Support legislation that would provide transportation funding for local projects.
  • Support legislation that would provide funding for local park, trail or public grounds projects.
  • Support legislation that would be beneficial to Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Central Texas College and/or Killeen Independent School District.
  • Oppose legislation that would remove or limit local control or preempt local authority.
  • Oppose legislation that would be detrimental to current or potential City revenue.
  • Oppose legislation that would impose unfunded mandates.
  • Oppose legislation that would erode zoning authority.
  • Oppose legislation that would be detrimental to local economic development efforts.
  • Oppose legislation that would create an adverse impact by imposing environmental or water restrictions or regulations.

If the council approves the list, the city will send the principles to the Schlueter Group, the city’s $100,000-per-year lobbying arm in Austin. The group is headed by Stan Schlueter, a former Texas legislator.

In other business, the council will:

  • Vote on an ordinance to order the May 6 city election for the four district seats on the City Council.
  • Vote to order portable radios and uniforms for the Killeen Fire Department.

kyleb@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

(1) comment

Armain

"Oppose legislation that would be detrimental to current or potential City revenue."

Does this mean that the council is opposed to the proposed law to do away with red light cameras?

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