Tina Bui

Senior Consultant

A trusted collaborator and strategic adviser, Tina is a local government insider having spent some 20 years of her career at the City of Austin and Capital Metro working on both public policy and administration.

She brings rare experience from all sides of City Hall having served on political campaigns since her teenage years , as a policy adviser to an Austin council member, as a staffer in multiple capacities and departments, and as a political appointee to the City of Austin’s Planning Commission . Regularly called upon for critical special projects, her work has covered countless issue areas including land use planning; transportation, public transit and smart mobility; water utilities; recycling and waste management; and general government administration.

Community Leadership

  • Lee Elementary PTA, Executive Board Member and Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety Chair

  • City of Austin Planning Commission, Former Commissioner

  • City of Austin Asian-American Employee Network, Past Board Member

  • LBJ School of Public Affairs Alumni Association – Austin Chapter, Past President


  • Tina is proud product of Austin ISD, particularly Kealing Junior High, the LBJ Science Academy (now the Liberal Arts and Science Academy), and A.N. McCallum High.

  • B.A. in Geography (Concentration: Urban Studies and Government), University of Texas (Austin) 

  • M.P.Aff., Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas (Austin)

SHe is available to advise clients on the following matters including, but not limited to:

  • Residential, Subdivision, Site Development and Other Permits

  • Micro-Mobility Licensing

  • Special Events (Compliance with City of Austin Special Events Ordinance)

  • Waste Management and Recycling

  • Water Policy

  • General Land Use Regulation Consulting

  • Zoning Changes (Including to Restrictive Covenants and Conditional Overlays)

  • Amendments to Neighborhood Plans and Other Land Use Plans

  • Short-Term Rental (STR) Licensing

  • Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU/ Garage Apartment) Advisement and Permitting

  • Code Compliance