2018 Summer Conference Speaker Papers

Attendee List
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Program

Wednesday, June 13

Regulating Game Rooms & Poker Rooms
Curtis Howard and Michelle D’Andrea, City of Plano
Presentation

Hot Issues in Zoning: Tiny Houses, Shipping Containers, and RV’s
Leonard Schneider, Liles Parker, Kingwood
Presentation

Navigating the New Annexation Requirements
Scott Houston, Texas Municipal League, Austin
Paper
Presentation

When Can My City Delete a Facebook Comment?
Heather Lockhart, City of Austin
Paper
Presentation

Updating Your Right of Way Ordinance
Denise Cheney and Kelli Fuqua, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP, Austin
Presentation

Thursday, June 14

Hot Topics in Municipal Finance
Derrick Mitchell, Bracewell LLP, Houston
Presentation

Employment Law Update
Sheila Gladstone and Ashley Thomas, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin
Paper
Presentation

Recent State Cases of Interest to Cities
Laura Mueller, Bojorquez Law Firm, Austin
Paper
Presentation

Top 5 (Or So) Home Rule Charter Issues
Charles E. Zech, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, San Antonio
Presentation

Avoiding Procurement and Purchasing Mistakes: Recent Case Law and Practitioner’s Tips
Jeff Chapman, The Chapman Firm, Austin
Presentation

Suing the Code Enforcement Scofflaw
Ron Stutes, Potter Minton, Tyler
Paper
Presentation
Sample Notice of Violation
Sample Original Petition

Hot Topics in Election Law
Christina Adkins, Secretary of State’s Office, Austin
Presentation

Mapping and Navigating the Path Forward on Automated and Connected Vehicles: A Road Trip Through Preemption to Code Considerations for Safe Deployment
Gregory Rodriguez, Best Best & Krieger, San Diego
Thomas Bamonte, North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
David Johnson, City of Arlington
Presentation

Purchasing Property for Groundwater Supply Development
Theresa James, City of San Angelo
Jason Hill, JT Hill & Co., Austin
Presentation

Texas Competitive Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Dean Roggia, City of Irving
Paper
Presentation

Of Brewpubs and Breweries, Growlers and Crowlers: Craft Brewing and Distilling and the Texas Municipality
David Ritter, Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P., Richardson
Paper
Presentation

Friday, June 15

Integrating the Morton Act and Colorado County v. Staff into Law Enforcement Disciplinary Practices
George Hyde, Russell Rodriguez Hyde Bullock, LLP, Georgetown
Paper
Presentation

How High’s the Water? Public Entity Flood Litigation and Liability in Texas
Jose de la Fuente and James Parker, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin
Paper
Presentation

Animals in the City – from Ordinances to Enforcement
Bianca Bentzin and Leela Fireside, City of Austin
Jonathan Koury, City of Bryan
Paper
Presentation

Common Municipal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Issues
Miles Risley and Barbara Quirk, City of Corpus Christi
Paper
Presentation

Drafting a Municipal Code of Ethics
Alan Bojorquez, Bojorquez Law Firm, Austin
Paper
Presentation

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