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Review hiring, promotion, and other personnel policies of urban
fire departments. Assess the extent to which the policies promote
effectiveness and serve the public interest.
Review legislation used to validate interim actions of municipalities;
recommend language to accomplish the legitimate purpose of the
cities and otherwise protect the public interest.
Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
The House Committee on Urban Affairs has jurisdiction over matters
pertaining to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. The operations of
the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs are currently
being examined in detail by the Joint Interim Committee Affordable
Housing. The Texas Commission on Fire Protection is currently
being reviewed by the Sunset Advisory Committee.
Before any recommendations regarding the Texas Commission on Fire
Protection are made, the final review by the Sunset Advisory Commission
must be completed. With regards to any recommendations relating
to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the
committee will defer to any recommendations proposed by the Joint
Interim Committee on Affordable Housing.