Legislative Affairs and Priorities

Texas Legislature

The Texas Legislature convenes regularly every two years for approximately six months, beginning in January and ceasing at the end of May. 

Legislative Affairs Function

The City of Buda's legislative affairs functions are shared among various City departments that work to develop legislative priorities approved by Buda City Council, initiate legislative activities, manage the City's contracted legislative consultants, and monitor legislation that may affect the City of Buda and surrounding area.  The City of Buda's current contracted legislative consultants are The Schlueter Group. 

    Buda Legislative Day at the Texas Capitol

During this 88th Legislative Session, Buda's Legislative Day at the Texas Capitol will be 2-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Buda's Legislative Priorities

     88th Legislative Session [Jan. 10 - May 29, 2023]

The City of Buda also is a member of and works closely with the Texas Municipal League (TML) on legislative issues. However, 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 Buda's City Council. The City of Buda has identified 14 legislative priorities, including "other issues," for which its staff and consultants will be advocating during the 88th Legislative Session. Interested parties may view these issues in Buda's 2023 Legislative Priorities booklet. Each of these legislative considerations support or align with the City's goals of: 1.) balanced and managed growth; 2.) improved mobility; 3.) exceptional city services with a low tax rate; 4.) a charming downtown that is quaint and lively; and 5.) fun experiences for all outdoor capital of Texas -- all of which are included in the City's 15-Year Strategic Plan. 

Legislative Priorities Booklet

Legislative Affairs Links

Below are some Legislative Affairs links relevant to Buda:

Legislative Affairs inquiries may be directed to govaffairs@budatx.gov