City of Garland - City Council


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:00 p.m.

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency and, pursuant to Section 551.125 of the Texas Government Code and the executive orders of Governor Greg Abbott suspending provisions of the Texas Government Code and other applicable laws of the State regarding normal open meetings, the City Council will hold this meeting by internet/telephonic remote means.

The meeting will be broadcast by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

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For those without internet access to the meeting, a dial-in option is available.  The numbers are:

Additionally, the meeting may be accessed by phone at the following number:


The Meeting ID is: 964 8790 9160




1. Decisions based on issues, goals and vision. 9. Follow goals, principles and action agenda.
2. Do not take things personal. 10. Decide, vote and move on.
3. Project a positive attitude. 11. Avoid ambushes - Council or staff.
4. Focus on issues, not on the person. 12. Talk to staff before meetings.
5. Be prepared to discuss issues. 13. Vote our convictions, but be willing to compromise "What is best for Garland."
6. Maintain decorum. 14. Follow Roberts Rules of Order consistently. 
7. Keep your sense of humor. 15. Agree to disagree.
8. Honor and respect each other; accept each other as individuals. 16. Be open and honest. 

1. Consider the Adoption of a Legislative Agenda for 2021 (87th Session of the Texas Legislature).
  Council is requested to consider and adopt a Legislative Agenda as proposed by the Legislative Affairs Committee. The agenda is a statement of general principles regarding the City’s interests in State legislative affairs and will provide guiding parameters relating to the City’s interactions and efforts during the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature. A draft Legislative Agenda is attached.
2. 2021 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) – Tax-Supported Staff Presentations. 
Streets Funding Request
Engineering & Drainage Funding Requests 
Transportation Funding Request 
Economic Development Funding Request
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Funding Request
Library Funding Request
Health/Animal Services Funding Request 
Police Funding Request 
Fire Funding Request
3. Council Discussion and Questions Regarding 2021 Proposed CIP.  
4. Adjourn