One more note, it should be Texas law that city council members be paid a living, full-time wage if the city contains more than ~10,000 people.
Most cities don't pay their councilmembers, which can appear all soft and fuzzy because they aren't "taking taxpayer money," but really the effect is that people who can't afford all that time for free are barred from running.
This precludes an entire class from truly participating in their local government, which impacts housing and infrastructure.
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