Houston City Attorney Dave Feldman Resigns

Mayor Annise Parker announced the resignation of the city attorney today.

City Attorney David Feldman City Attorney David Feldman with Mayor Parker, announcing revisions to the subpoenas in the lawsuit over the Equal Rights Ordinance.


Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced the resignation of City Attorney David Feldman this afternoon.

Mayor Parker appointed Feldman in 2010.

In his letter of resignation, Feldman says he will join the law firm of his son, to be named Feldman & Feldman.

According to a statement by the firm, Feldman has practiced law for 33 years and was hired as the Houston city attorney in April of 2010.

Most recently, he has been in the center of a controversy over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. The ordinance outlaws discrimination against transgender people among others, and is being challenged by a coalition of religious organizations. The timing of Feldman’s resignation enables him now to testify in the upcoming trial on the ordinance.

Feldman remains city attorney until January 16th.


David Feldman’s resignation letter


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