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Proper hiring process can save cities from future problems

Hiring a new employee should be an exciting opportunity for an employer, but some cities find personnel matters stressful. Employment law seems to be fraught with legal peril, starting with the hiring process. Many employers fear accusations of discrimination or other improper handling of an employment issue, and cities are no different.

The apparent 'Catch 22' in the TX property tax rollback debate

Last month, we tried to shed some light on Texas Senate Bill 2 and the efforts underway in the state legislature to reform property taxing power by local municipalities. That post did not take a side on the wisdom of the bill. It only sought to highlight how, regardless of the outcome, local government entities will likely need to be more committed to finding creative means to achieve goals.

Taking a deep dive into Texas code on conflicts of interest

Public service, whether it's fulfilled by someone elected or on the payroll of a Texas municipality, carries certain ethical obligations. The reason why is easy to understand. It can be tempting to abuse political power for financial gain at the cost of the common good.

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    San Antonio Office
    2517 North Main Avenue
    San Antonio, TX 78212

    Phone: 210-227-3243
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    701 East Harrison
    Suite 100
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Phone: 956-421-4904
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    Austin Office
    2500 W. William Cannon
    Suite 609
    Austin, TX 78745

    Phone: 512-279-6431
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    League City Office
    549 N. Egret Bay Blvd.
    Suite 200
    League City, TX 77573

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