Texas public policy foundation
Special Session: Ending Forced Annexation
 
LEGISLATOR'S GUIDE
 

Recommendations

• Require a vote of affected residents and property owners prior to a municipal annexation. If the vote does not pass, the city should not be permitted to annex the area.

• Review the disannexation process to ensure that previously annexed citizens can enforce municipal promises to extend services to annexed areas, without the necessary involvementand approval of the Texas attorney general.

• Stop cities from wrongfully extending their extraterritorial jurisdiction through impermissible interpretations of their development agreements.

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