COMMITTEE:    Intergovernmental Relations 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Wednesday, February 03, 2016 

PLACE:        Brownsville, TX 
CHAIR:        Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 



The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations will meet on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.  The hearing will be held at the following location:


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Brownsville Campus

Salon Cassia Room (MAIN 2.402)

1 West University Boulevard

Brownsville, Texas 78520



The Committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charge 3, as it pertains to Hurricane Dolly disaster recovery related efforts:


Charge 3: Review natural disaster preparedness planning and coordination in the wake of a growing range of threats. Evaluate whether existing processes maximize regional cooperation to rebuild housing and infrastructure, and allow for the timely dissemination of funds to units of local governments for reconstruction following a federal declaration. Develop recommendations, if necessary, to improve the efficiency of disaster recovery efforts, incorporating best practices identified from other states, as well as lessons-learned from past reconstruction efforts in Texas.



Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 3 minutes.  If submitting written testimony, please submit 20 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.