Open Government Certification
State-Mandated / Attorney General-Approved
Who Must Receive Training?
- Every elected or appointed member of a City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, etc.
- City employees who serve as designated public information coordinator.
Why is Training Required?
The Texas Legislature mandated training by approving Senate Bill 286 in 2005 (79th Texas Legislature), codified as Tex. Gov’t Code §§ 551.005 & 552.012.
How Long is the Grace Period?
Officials have 90 days from the date of swearing-in to complete the training.
What Must Training Cover?
The Open Meetings Act (Government Code §551.005) & the Public Information Act (Government Code §552.012).
How Long is Training?
What are the Features of the Presentation?
The presentation includes a comprehensive, user-friendly handout, PowerPoint visual aide, and Legal Q&A with a professional Municipal Lawyer. Each presentation is customized to fit the particular city. Our presenters share practical tips based on experience. There are no limitations on the number of attendees who can participate in the session.
Who Approves Training Curriculum?
Our firm’s presentation has been approved by the Texas Attorney General. The entire presentation is up-to-date and timely.
For more information and to schedule or register for training e-mail:Training@TexasMunicipalLawyers.com.