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Nueces River Authority

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    • Next Review Date: 2030-2031 Review Cycle - 92nd Legislative Session
    • Last Review Date: 2018-2019 Review Cycle - 86th Legislative Session

    Sunset Review Documents for 2018-2019 Review Cycle, 86th Legislative Session

    Legislative Documents

    Final Results from Last Sunset Report

    • Specify NRA is subject to Sunset review, but not abolishment, again in 2031.
    • Require NRA to adopt a formal, written five-year strategic plan and engage in a regular strategic planning process, and require this plan to be made public record online.
    • NRA should take action to prepare for future retirements and workforce changes.  (Management action – nonstatutory)

    Standard Review Elements Applied to All River Authorities 

    • Direct river authorities to implement additional transparency best practices related to their websites, record retention, and financial information.  (Management action – nonstatutory)
    • Make changes to GBRA, RRA, and NRA’s governing laws to facilitate future codification of those laws, such as grammatical fixes and updating outdated references.
    • Apply good government standards to river authorities’ governing laws to promote accountability, transparency, and best practices relating to board practices, public testimony, complaint information, and alternative dispute resolution.
    • Direct RRA and NRA to develop a policy to ensure all professional services contracts are reviewed every five years, and to frequently compile vendor lists and best value practices for cost savings.  (Management action – nonstatutory)
    • Direct RRA to comply with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules by adopting policies related to contracting, nepotism, and granting money or property.  (Management action – nonstatutory)
    • Direct GBRA and RRA to adopt a formal, written five-year strategic plan and post this plan publicly online.  (Management action – nonstatutory)