2021 Legislative Platform

City of Cedar Park 2021 Legislative Platform - 87th Legislative Session

In advance of each Legislative Session conducted by the State Legislature, the City of Cedar Park has approved a legislative platform to state the City's legislative philosophy. During legislative sessions, numerous bills will be filed that may have an impact on the City of Cedar Park, both positive and negative.

The legislative platform serves to provide the basis for legislation that the City may either support or oppose. As stated in the legislative platform attached as Exhibit A, the City may support any legislation that advances the strategic goals and interests of the City and conversely, may oppose any legislation that the Council views as detrimental or contrary to the City's ability to govern itself as a Home Rule City.

The City of Cedar Park seeks to preserve its authority as a Home Rule City and its ability to govern in the best interest of its residents. The City's elected leaders believe local-level governance is closest and most responsive to the taxpayers and is best able to produce positive outcomes for Cedar Park's residents. Proactively monitoring the Texas Legislature's activity helps ensure that Cedar Park's taxpayers will continue to enjoy the quality of life that they have come to expect and deserve.

The City of Cedar Park will look favorably on legislation that advances the strategic goals and interests of the City and, conversely, will look unfavorably on legislation that the Council views as detrimental or contrary to the City's ability to govern itself as a Home Rule City. The City will monitor legislation concerning local fiscal policy, infrastructure issues, economic development programs, preservation of local land use and annexation authority, public safety (including Civil Service), and other issues that may impact Cedar Park residents.

The City reserves the right to support, oppose, or respond to legislation according to the principles above.