City Council

City of Buda 2020 Legislative Agenda

The 87th session of the Texas Legislature will begin on January 12, 2021. While the legislative system in Texas inherently
makes passage of bills difficult, cities across Texas are still challenged with fending off legislation that can negatively impact a city’s ability to self-regulate and finance municipal operations such as public safety, maintenance of infrastructure, and provision of services requested by its citizens. During the 2019 session, of the over 7,500 bills introduced, approximately 2,000 of them would have impacted Texas cities. The City of Buda is a member of and works closely with the Texas Municipal League (TML) on legislative issues. 

While the membership of TML adopts its own legislative agenda, the needs of Buda are sometimes unique from other cities. The priorities in the City of Buda’s legislative agenda were identified through input from City of Buda staff, discussion with the City’s legislative consultants and other professional organizations, and from input provided by the City Council. The creation of a legislative agenda develops a unified voice for Buda on the legislative needs of the City. It aids City staff and community leaders in identifying issues that are important to the community and the impact that legislation could have on Buda. The legislative items are not presented in priority order. The City Council may modify or amend its legislative agenda at any time to address items as they arise.

City of Buda 2020-2021 Legislative Priorities

Meetings


  • 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm (time subject to change, view agenda for date, time, & location)
  • First and third Tuesdays
  • Council Chambers
    City Hall, Room 1097
    405 E Loop St., Bldg. 100
    Buda, TX

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are posted on the web page and at City Hall 72 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes are posted on the webpage after they are approved.  View All Agendas & Minutes

Members


Information regarding the upcoming election is available under the City Clerk/Election Information/Candidate Information.

City Council Rules of Procedure for City Council Meetings


All city council meetings and proceedings are governed by the Rules of Procedure (adopted 2/7/17, revised 5/5/18).  For a complete copy of the rules, click here.

Citizen Comments, Public Participation/Witness Form (Comment Form)


The City Council provides a public comment period during their regular meetings. A Citizen or a member of the audience may comment on a non-agenda related topic.

  1. Comments will be taken from the audience on non-agenda topics for a length of time not exceed three (3) minutes per person or five (5) minutes per group.
  2. Complete and submit a Comment Form in its entirety to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.
  3. A separate form must be completed for each subject matter, each agenda item, or other items to be addressed.
  4. To distribute supporting documents or other information to the Council, the document and/or information must be submitted to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.
  5. FORMS OR INFORMATION FOR DISTRIBUTION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE MEETING STARTS.
  6. Print, complete, and sign the Comment Form
  7. Download a fillable Comment Form, complete, print, and sign
  8. Forms will not be accepted via email. Forms must be hand delivered and submitted to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.
  9. COVID-19:  See specific instructions to submit Public Comment/Testimony forms.
General Election Information
The General Election is held on the November Uniform Election Day.  Click here for additional information.

Overview
Buda was incorporated as a city in 1948. Buda is a Home Rule City governed by council-manager form of government. All members are elected citywide and must reside within the city limits.  For additional information, click here.