Volume 17, Issue 2- Friday, January 11, 2019 Optional Link
Texas Comptroller predicts Texas will gain $119.12B in revenue for 2020-2021 biennium
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar issued his two-year estimate that the state will collect revenue of about $119.12 billion for the 2020-2021 biennium. The new estimate represents a $9 billion, or 8 percent, increase over the last biennium when the estimate for current funding was $110 billion in revenues to the state. Hegar predicted the state will actually collect more in revenue, a total of about $121.5 billion, as well as a carry-over balance of $4.2 billion from better-than-expected revenue growth in the current two-year budget cycle. 

However, state officials are required to place $6.3 billion in oil and gas revenue for the state's Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the "rainy day fund," and the State Highway Fund, a newly created fund. Legislators also are being required to budget $211 million in state revenue to make up for a shortfall in the Texas Tomorrow Fund, the original prepaid college tuition plan backed by the state. During the current legislative session, lawmakers will use the $119.12 billion in state revenue to create a budget for state spending for education, public safety, health and human services and other state services.
Bonnen elected as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
Dennis Bonnen
State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, from Angleton, was chosen as the new Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. He replaces former Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio who retired after serving as Speaker since 2009. 

A legislator since 1997, Bonnen served as speaker pro tempore during the last legislative session as well as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House. He also served as a sergeant-at-arms in the Texas House and as an intern to a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives before he was elected to represent District 25 in the Texas House of representatives. 
Traylor selected as acting director for Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Chris Traylor
Chris Traylor was selected as the acting director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Services. Traylor, who was previously deputy administrator for strategic initiatives, takes over from Mary Mayhew, who left last week after three months on the job to run Florida's healthcare department. Traylor will oversee how states are running Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled and the Children's Health Insurance Program, which covers children ineligible for Medicaid. 

Traylor retired from leading the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), in May 2016, after 11 months on the job. He was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to lead the health commission after predecessor Kyle Janek stepped down. At the time, Traylor was a deputy commissioner. After leaving HHSC Traylor served as deputy administrator for strategic initiatives at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Conroe ISD considers $827.5M bond election
Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees is discussing a potential $827.5 million bond referendum for the May election following a presentation by the facilities planning committee, a more than 30-person group that met seven times in the fall. One of several projects being proposed is a $146 million renovation of Conroe High School. The six-building campus would be consolidated to one building. At a cost of over $58 million Oak Ridge High School would receive mechanical, electrical and plumbing system upgrades as well as add robotics, automotive technology and engineering design programs. The Woodlands College Park High School would add classrooms, York Junior High School would increase classroom and cafeteria capacity, and The Woodlands High School would add a robotics lab and science classroom. 

Three new elementary schools and one new junior high are slated, totaling almost $188 million. Athletic projects include an outdoor pool for $11.2 million, turf conversions for just over $23 million, Knox Junior High School tennis court reconstruction for about $675,000 and gym additions at Runyan Elementary School and Collins and Wilkerson Intermediate schools for $17.5 million. Both the bond amount and election day are subject to change based on the board's decisions. The board meets again on Jan. 15.
Bryan city officials reviewing up to $13M in upgrades to parkway
Bryan city officials are reviewing proposed improvements to William J. Bryan Parkway between Texas Avenue and Texas Highway 6 that are expected to cost from $11 million to $13 million. City officials also scheduled an open house on Jan. 24 at the First United Methodist Church to gather feedback on the proposed improvements to Bryan Parkway. The deadline for submitting comments is Feb. 28. The city paid about $2 million for the proposed design plan to improve safety and reduce congestion on the busy section of the parkway. 

Updates include raised medians throughout a majority of the corridor, an extended right-turn lane onto the frontage road of Texas 6 and a 10-foot shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials expect to finalize the proposed design plan this year and begin construction on the roadway improvements in early 2021. The Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization is using federal funding to pay for the improvements to the parkway.
SPI welcomes Voinis and Rogers to consultant team
Kirsten Voinis
Joining the Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) team is  Kirsten Voinis, who will join SPI as a Special Services Consultant, and Randall (Randy) Rogers, who will provide his expertise as an External Consultant.

Kirsten Voinis began her career as a newspaper reporter and ended up covering Texas government for a Capitol news bureau serving five daily newspapers. Voinis has served as communications director, legislative aide and spokesperson for elected officials and the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce. She has worked with local, state and national media on such complex issues as electric utility restructuring, managed care reform, civil justice reform, telecommunications and economic development. 

On the political front, Voinis directed communications for two Texas Senate campaigns. In 2002, Voinis founded her own communications firm with a vision to provide public affairs guidance by uniting her passion for and previous experience in politics and journalism. Voinis draws on communications skills and media relationships developed over more than three decades to raise awareness and understanding of issues of interest to media operatives, the public at large, policymakers and other targeted audiences. Read more about Voinis here.

Randall Rogers
Randall (Randy) Rogers has a long history of working with government executives, military officials, and contractors, especially in the areas of transportation and ports.  

Randy directed the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration Southern California gateway office and the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Gateway Office. He also served as Chief of Staff for the U.S. State Department Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. He was responsible for providing support and assistance to the Iraqi government to rebuild their nation's transportation infrastructure. 

After returning to the states, Rogers was selected to be the executive director of Waukegan Port District in Waukegan, Ill. In January 2016, he returned to the Pacific Northwest to take a position with the Washington State Ferry System, the largest ferry system in the nation. He was the vessel business manager. In this position, Rogers managed the capital and construction budgets for the entire 24-vessel fleet of ferries for the Washington State Ferry System. Read more about Rogers here.
Strategic Partnerships salutes Texas' Lone Stars
Dr. Joe May, Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
Dr. Joe May

Career highlights and education: Selected as
the seventh chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Dr. Joe May assumed his duties leading the seven-college, 165,000-student system in February 2014. Throughout his career, Dr. May has expanded opportunities for students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree by starting at a community college or to earn credentials that enable them to enter the workforce and earn a living wage. 

As the first member of his family to attend college, the chancellor realized the profound impact that higher education had not only on his life but also on society in general. His leadership in partnerships with the new Dallas County Promise program, early college and P-Tech high school initiatives with K-12, businesses and the community reflects his advocacy for the role of community colleges in solving today's challenging economic and social issues.  

Before he joined DCCCD, Dr. May served as president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. He helped start and then became the founding president of Rebuilding America's Middle Class (RAMC) and is involved in many national higher education organizations. He earned his doctorate in education from Texas A&M University-Commerce; and both his master's degree in education and bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

What I like best about my public service: Helping people understand how times have changed over the past 50 years in terms of higher education and its impact on individuals and the economy. DCCCD was created 50 years ago to help 25 percent of the people in Dallas County take advantage of educational opportunities. Today, it's very different. Today we need to understand economics, the job market and the needs of employers in order to offer post-secondary credentials that remove barriers for students and create opportunities for success and employment. 

The best advice I have received for my current job: Be a community leader first and a college leader second. I say this because we are a collection of talent and learning resources who are all brought together to address the needs of individuals and employers in our community.

Advice you would give a new hire in your office: Be able to articulate problems while trying to solve them - and use your role in the organization to find solutions to those problems.
 
If I ever had the opportunity to leave work early, I could probably be found: I could be found with my family, especially my grandchildren. I always want to spend more time with them. It's so important to watch them grow and learn and also to know that I am part of their lives.

People would be surprised to know that I: like cycling and restoring antique photographs. I cycle whenever time allows, and I enjoy the activity. I also enjoy the challenge of using digital technology to repair and bring old photographs back to life. That work takes time, tedious programming, multiple screen shots and patience to reproduce old photographs that literally would fade away or disintegrate. You can even push out colors that are barely noticeable and highlight them. I started out doing photography and trading the pictures I took for film and processing time. Now I use digital equipment and technology, doing something I really enjoy.

One thing I wish more people knew about the Dallas County Community College District: is this takeaway: At the post-secondary level, as a district, we really have to prepare more people for the workforce than any other institution in the state, at all levels, including adult education, workforce training, credit/transfer programs and transitions for students who want to earn other degrees. We are more than a social entity - people need to know more about the economic side we serve, too. DCCCD is an economic engine; we are working to increase the size and productivity of the workforce in Dallas County and beyond so that employers and the communities we serve are more successful.
San Antonio lands Opportunity Zone investment
San Antonio city officials will undertake its first federal Opportunity Zone investment from the U.S. Department of Treasury to build a new $16 million, climate-controlled self-storage facility at the Brooks Master-Planned community on the city's south side. The self-storage facility, purchased by an investment firm, will be located on 9.4 acres and construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2019. 

An Opportunity Zone is an economically disadvantaged area where investors can park their capital in long-term investments in exchange for reduced or, if they keep that investment long enough, eliminated capital-gains tax burden. Brooks and 23 other census tracts in the San Antonio/Bexar County area are Opportunity Zones authorized by the $1.5 billion tax overhaul of 2017 approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. 

Other areas designated as Opportunity Zones in San Antonio and Bexar County include portions of the downtown area, the west side along Commerce Street, Kelly Air Force Base, Braunig Lake and an auto manufacturing plant in southern Bexar County.
UT-Tyler pushing for new nursing facility, campus plaza as part of proposed master plan
Officials of The University of Texas at Tyler (UT-Tyler) are moving forward on a long-term master plan unveiled in 2018 that would feature a new nursing school, a campus plaza as well as a parking garage and parking lots to upgrade its campus in the next 10 to 20 years. The proposed new College of Nursing will be a legislative priority during the current session that opened this week, according to Michael Tidwell, the president of UT-Tyler.

Plans for the plaza include a grass-covered area similar to quads that will be located from Riter Bell Tower to the parking lot at the Louise Herrington Patriot Center as well as a new parking garage near the College of Business. Other projects in the master plan include renovating the Academy charter school campus in Palestine, expanding engineering programs at Houston Community College as well as a project to be completed in six phases to install sidewalks on Old Omen Road near apartments that house several students.
TxDOT finalizes decision on $9.4M plan to improve three-way intersection in Dallas
Following five public meetings, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials finalized a decision on the design of the intersection of three streets in East Dallas that acts as a gateway to Interstate 30, the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake. A previous design in effect since 2016 drew complaints from motorists that the intersection had short-cycled signal lights and lack of adequate signage that resulted in confusion for motorists. 

The new plan, the reverse T-plan, features traffic lights for all directions that will require motorists on all three roadways - Gaston Avenue, Garland Road and Grand Avenue - to stop. The plan also included landscaping and crosswalks that are friendly to bike riders and pedestrians, according to TxDOT officials. Construction on the intersection project is expected to begin no later than 2020.
Bellaire to work with partners on new drainage, water flow study
Bellaire city officials are working with the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to fund a drainage and water flow study of the city and the region. The study will identify how much water there is, where it is coming from and possible engineering solutions. The study will also locate funding for large regional drainage projects from other sources such as the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the Texas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Water Development Board. 

The city allotted $126,000, or 18 percent, of the funding for the study. The flood control district is contributing $446,000 and TxDOT is contributing $130,000 to the regional drainage study. While Houston city officials are not contributing financially in the study, Michael Leechy, director of public works in Bellaire, is planning to work with Houston city officials on a different project to study the sub-watershed and have agreed to provide access to reports and other useful information for the drainage study. The study is expected to take about nine months to complete and the design phase should take from 18 to 30 months before any construction on drainage projects can begin.
Recommended layoffs by UT task force being implemented
Following an organizational assessment of The University of Texas (UT) System administration led by a task force of four regents, Chancellor James B. Milliken has begun implementation of the task force recommendations. Three months after an internal report forecast the reduction of up to 110 jobs within The UT System administration, layoffs have begun, with some 65 positions cut this week and more layoffs expected in the months ahead. About half of the 65 positions were openings that will remain unfilled, and the remainder were reductions in force, according Milliken. Over the coming months, the reductions could go further than the 110 number originally anticipated. The Task Force Organizational Assessment released by the UT System on Oct. 18 found the annual savings for cutting 70 to 110 positions would be between about $9.6 million and $15 million. The estimated cost-savings and reduction of personnel will not be determined until the additional reviews are completed over a period of several months. 

The task force, assisted by a national management consulting firm, reviewed 16 departments, constituting more than half of the system's workforce. It proposed that while immediate reductions in staffing and operations in some departments could be implemented without a negative impact on services to campuses, a further review and analysis was required in some large departments to ensure that any planned reorganizations were implemented carefully and over time to prevent harmful disruptions in critical service to institutions. The four departments undergoing this additional review are the offices of Facilities Planning and Construction, Employee Benefits, Shared Information Services and General Counsel.
Alton to ensure public properties are accessible to the disabled
The Alton City Council is considering a proposed transition plan to make all public facilities compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Currently, only 19 of the 45 publicly owned buildings, parks and parking lots are compliant with the ADA that has been in effect since 1990. 

The proposed projects include adding signage, lowering toilets and adding wheelchair ramps to public facilities such as the Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center, concession stands, the bathhouse and other facilities at city parks and city parking lots, according to Deana Barnes, deputy director of development and housing for the city. The current project to comply with the ADA is improving downtown sidewalks as part of its Broadway corridor street improvement project.
San Antonio considers online portal for developers
San Antonio City Council members are mulling the approval of a proposed $15.8 million contract to a New York-based software firm to create an online portal to assist developers. Rather than reproducing design documents and delivering copies of the proposed design plans to the city for review, approximately 75,000 commercial and residential developers will be able to upload documents through the new website, accept online payments, use a live chat feature to confer with city staff and submit documents online for proposed developments. 

The new website, BuildSA, is expected to reduce the time and cost of development projects being approved, according to city officials. The goal is to introduce the new software program in stages throughout 2019 and continuing into 2020. The city is expected to approve the contract next week.
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By Mary Scott Nabers, CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Blockchain technology is relatively new. However, it is having a widespread impact on state and local governments... and, it is likely to impact citizens and taxpayers in the very near future. Public officials and industry executives are now claiming that blockchain may first be transformative in the energy sector. If that's true, it is important to understand this new technology. 

Blockchain technology could be disruptive in many good ways in the energy marketplace. It is already changing how some public officials purchase, sell and promote alternative energy sources. Blockchain makes it convenient and efficient for consumers to use alternative energy sources. It also impacts sustainability - one of the highest priorities for public officials at the local levels of government.

Benefits that have resulted from the use of blockchain technology for energy include the reduction of capital expenditures, improvement of security, the lessening of operating costs, mitigation of risks and an increase of clean air power sources. All parties benefit from results such as these. 

The use of blockchain technology came on strong in 2018 and the increase in usage is escalating rapidly. Public officials throughout the country are experimenting to find other uses for blockchain technology. It is being tested for more efficient procurement practices, voting and election security and to augment information related to licensing programs. Energy benefits are just icing on the cake. 

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Neal resigns as director of health departments in Cuero, DeWitt and Victoria counties
Derrick Neal
Derrick Neal resigned as the director of the Victoria County Public Health Department and the Cuero-DeWitt County Health Department to accept a new post as executive director of the Williamson Cities and Counties Health District that includes the cities of Georgetown and Round Rock. His last day in Victoria is on Jan. 25. 

Prior to joining the health departments in Cuero, DeWitt and Victoria counties in April 2016, Neal also worked as director of the public health department in Abilene and in health departments in Houston and Illinois.
Lake Wichita panel selects design to revitalize lake
After reviewing three options, the Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee selected the plan that includes adding a four-lane boat ramp, a sea-wall with walkway, docks with a turnaround and a circular plaza memorializing veterans. 

While cost estimates for the project should be available in February, according to City Manager Jim Dockery, the proposed plan is expected to cost about $40 million to excavate the heavily silted lake and about $1.5 million for the three shoreline projects. Committee members are still in the process of raising matching funds required for the project.


Rodriguez to become commissioner in Bexar County
Justin Rodriguez
State Rep. Justin Rodriguez, who represented District 125 in San Antonio, resigned from that post to accept an appointment as a commissioner in Bexar County. 

Rodriguez has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2012. He also served on the San Antonio City Council prior to his election to the Texas House. Rodriguez replaces Paul Elizondo in Bexar County. Elizondo passed away Dec. 27.
Ellison named as new assistant city manager in Killeen
David Ellison
David Ellison has been selected as the new assistant city manager in Killeen, effective on Feb. 4. 

During his 20 years of municipal experience, Ellison has served as an assistant city manager in San Antonio, Sugar Land, Carrollton, Lubbock and Denison. Most recently, he served as project manager for the San Antonio Airport System and served twice as an assistant city manager in Scottsdale, Ariz. Ellison will replace Dennis Baldwin, who is retiring as the assistant city manager on Feb. 28.
Willis ISD moves forward on new administration building
Willis Independent School District trustees agreed with Superintendent Tim Harkrider to build a new administration building to replace the current offices located in an 80-year-old building that was originally Willis High School. District officials expect to use $7 million remaining bond funds to build the new administration building designed to house 100 employees and provide room to grow. Administrative offices are now scattered in four locations. 

Board members are also considering renovating the Cargill Administration Building into an accelerated high school as the historic building still retains its original wooden floors and student lockers. The new alternative high school would provide innovative curriculum driven by technology and would be designed to accommodate between 40 and 60 students with flexible schedules and no extracurricular activities. Board members are expected to provide a final vote on the proposals at a later time.


League City survey reveals support for bond election
A recent survey of League City residents revealed that a majority support approval of at least $200 million in bonds to improve drainage and mobility. The majority of the 2,023 residents showed support for a bond of $121 million to fund drainage upgrades and $88.5 million to pay for projects to improve mobility and relieve traffic congestion. 

Around 50 percent surveyed supported a proposal to issue $13 million in bonds to fund a central fire station for the fire department and emergency management personnel. Also, a total of 24 percent and 23 percent voted favorably toward a $24.5 million bond to build an additional library on the city's west side and a $5 million bond to build a new municipal court building, respectively. Council members have until Feb. 15 to schedule a bond election in May.
Joffre resigning as superintendent of Italy ISD
Lee Joffre
Superintendent Lee Joffre of the Italy Independent School District notified trustees he is resigning to accept a new job as superintendent of the Mabank ISD. Joffre joined the Italy school district in 2011 as a high school principal and became superintendent in 2016. 

Board members appointed John Spies, an education consultant for Region 10 and former superintendent for school districts in Van Alstyne, McKinney and Valley Mills, to serve as interim superintendent and lead in the search for a new superintendent. The district is accepting applications for a new superintendent and plans to begin interviews for the job in February.
Wink selected as new superintendent for Carthage ISD
John Wink
John Wink, currently the superintendent for the Blue Ridge Independent School District, was chosen as the new superintendent of the Carthage ISD. He is also a member of the Committee on Public Education Information for the Texas Education Agency and an author and consultant. 

Wink began his career at the Longview ISD and has worked in the Hallsville ISD and Tatum ISD.


GOVERNOR'S APPOINTMENTS
Gov. Greg Abbott has announced the following appointments/reappointments from Jan. 4-Jan. 10:

Thomas R. Phillips
- West Lake Hills, Judicial Districts Board
Donna Guthery- Bellaire, Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners
Claudine Vass- Sugar Land, Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners
Stephen Shang- Austin, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council
Roberto Lay-Su- Sugar Land, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council
Roland Brown- Midlothian, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council (reappointed)
Scott McDonald- Keller, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council (reappointed)
Douglas Robinson- Coppell, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council (reappointed)
Marcela Rhoads- Dallas, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council
Suzanne Arnold-- Garland, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council
Brian Bailey- Austin, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council
Randall Childers- Hewitt, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council (reappointed)
W.F. "Dubb" Smith- Dripping Springs, Texas Industrialized Building Code Council (reappointed)
Ebony Todd- Fort Hood, Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Arminda Garza- Mission, Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Allan Cain- Carthage, Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments
Robert Chody- Austin, Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments 
Richard Evans- Bandera, Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (reappointed)
Missy Medary- Corpus Christi, Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (reappointed)
Chris Hill- McKinney, Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission 
Keith Stretcher- Midland, Eleventh Court of Appeals
Ann Lattimore- Cedar Park, Texas Juvenile Justice Board
Janna Atkins- Abilene, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Edward Hill Jr., Ed.D- Harker Heights, State Board for Educator Certification
John P. Kelly, Ph.D- Pearland, State Board for Educator Certification
Courtney Boswell MacDonald- Kerrville, State Board for Educator Certification
Jose M. Rodriguez- Cedar Park, State Board for Educator Certification
D'Wayne Jernigan- Del Rio, Board of Pardon and Paroles
RECENT REPORTS & DATA
Legislative Budget Board- Higher Education Administrative Accountability Reports 
Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board- Career Readiness Handbook
JOB BOARD
Dozens of public-sector jobs are available. Click here to view all job openings and guidelines for job submissions to SPI. New jobs added this week:  
  • Texas Facilities Commission- Maintenance Specialist V
  • Office of Injured Employee Counsel- Regional Manager I San Antonio/Austin
  • Texas Education Agency- Director I of School System Leadership
  • Texas Department of Public Safety- Planner III
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts- Facilities Support Technician/Administrative Assistant
  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers- Attorney III
  • Texas Animal Health commission- Two Part-time Livestock Inspectors in Beeville Region
  • City of El Paso- Assistant Library Branch Manager
  • City of Corpus Christi- Project Manager 
  • City of Brownsville- Deputy City Manager
  • City of Georgetown- Senior Engineering Associate
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