These recordings contain important information to assist in the effective operation of Texas emergency services districts; however, these recordings are not eligible for ESD Commissioner Training Credit.
March 23, 2020 - COVID-19 and ESDs: SAFE-D Legislative Counsel John Carlton discusses Gov. Greg Abbott's emergency declaration affecting Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act requirements on ESDs. Click here for a PDF of the presentation.
Dec. 14, 2019 - Laws Affecting ESDs: Noted attorney Ken Campbell discusses laws, including recent changes to property taxation processes, that govern the way ESDs operate. 2.5 hour recording.
Aug. 26, 2019 - Open Meetings Act/Public Information Act changes from the 86th Legislature. Two assistant attorneys general discuss the changes that can affect ESD operation.
July 27, 2019 - ABCs of ESDs provides a three-hour webcast with basic information every ESD commissioner should know. SAFE-D's Clay Avery presents.
June 4, 2019 - A Legislative Update from SAFE-D's Legislative Counsel John Carlton discusses actions taken by the 86th Legislature, including the overhaul of truth-in-taxation procedures.
March 2018 - Respect in the Workplace: Attorney Judy Osborne discusses issues, such as sexual harrasment, that can affect an organization's effectiveness.
Dec. 11, 2017 - Successful ESD Elections discusses important considerations and best practices when an ESD conducts an election, with particular emphasis on sales tax and tax cap elections.