Irving just sent out a news release about its priorities for the 83rd Texas Legislature.  “We are eager to share our city’s priorities for the 83rd session,” Mayor Beth Van Duyne said in the release. “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. 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.

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