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House Committee on Urban Issues, Select - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee Members
Bill Caraway, Chair
W.O. 'Bill' Harrison, Jr., Vice Chair
Gene Green
Gerald Hill
Lee Jackson
Frank Madla
James Nowlin
Hector Uribe
Bobby Webber
Charges
• Determine the governance needs of Texas' urban areas in the 1980s, including ordinance making authority, property taxes, and annexation as related to growth patterns.
• Identify critical issues and potential long-range solutions regarding natural resources, educational, and governance needs of Texas cities in the 1980s.
• Review factors, including urban expansion and drainage practices, which may have contributed to the increasing frequency and severity of urban flooding. Suggest state and local flood management activities which would reduce the risk of floods.*
• Study natural resources issues facing local governments, including urban flooding, disaster assistance, emergency preparedness, hazardous waste disposal, low-level radioactive waste, water conservation, water supplies, air pollution, urban recreation and solid waste disposal. *
• Review education issues facing local governments, including teacher shortages, vocational education, student attendance and discipline, public school finance, and higher education*
* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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