Rick Cofer an Attorney with a Heart for the Environment

Rick Cofer practiced in the legal field ever since he graduated from college. Cofer received his bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Texas at Austin. Rick Cofer earned his JD degree from the University of Texas School of Law. In January, Rick Cofer opened his own criminal law office.


Prior to opening his own law office, Rick Cofer was a defense attorney. Right out of college, Cofer worked for a private practice attorney for a less than a year. For three years, Cofer was the assistant county attorney for the Travis County Attorney’s office. Cofer worked in family violence and as a trial court division prosecutor. In 2012, Rick Cofer took on more responsibility at the Travis County Attorney’s office. He prosecuted sex crimes both against children and adolescents. Cofer was trial court prosecutor for the 147th District Court where he prosecuted murderers and those in possession of drugs. In October 2016 until this January, Cofer specialized as a mental health commitment attorney. Rick Cofer is interested in the recycling project for the environment.


Rick Cofer is the chairman of the parks and recreation recycling project for the city of Austin. The plan for reducing landfill waste by 2040 passed in 2009. Very few parks in Austin, Texas, that include Zilker, placed recycle bins in their recreational areas for citizens to throw they recycle items into. Cofer wants every park on board with recycling. There are two budget proposals for the Austin Park recycling campaign.


These two budget proposals are called options. Option A is a one-year plan that’ll cost the city over $1.3 million. It’ll cost the community only 31 cents. Wealthy donors and the city budget pay the remains balance owed. On the other hand, there’s Option B that is liked by task force member Kaiba White. Option B is a two-year plan that only costs $802,500. Wealthy donors and the city will pay for most of the expenses. Community monthly fees will only cost the community 16 cents. The money from both options will be used to purchase 800 additional receptacles and 900 signs at all the parks to promote recycling, a recycling coordinator, a parks ground specialist, and a public recycling program. Rick Cofer wants to have receptacles in all park places, public pools, playgrounds, golf courses, etc. If we don’t have a recycling program in all the parks, what message are we sending?






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