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KP-0028
Ken Paxton

Type C general-law municipality's authority to levy ad valorem taxes|The Tarrant County Hospital District is authorized by subsection 285.091(a) of the Health and Safety Code to structure the managerial and oversight authority of a physician group as it deems necessary to carry out the functions of or provide services to the District.

KP-0171
Ken Paxton

Homeowner association dues, Type-A municipality not authorized to collect

KP-0181
Ken Paxton

Article III, section 52(a) prohibits gratuitous payment of public funds for private purposes|General law municipalities may exercise only powers specifically conferred on them by statute or constitution

GA-0046
Greg Abbott

Vacancy on city council must be filled by election pursuant to article XI, section 11, Texas Constitution if city officers serve terms longer than two years|Vacancy on city council of type A general-law city occurs when city council accepts resignation or eight days after it is submitted, whichever is earlier|Resignation of city council member of type A general-law city creates vacancy when accepted by city council or eight days after submission, whichever is earlier|Vacancy on city council must be filled by election pursuant to article XI, section 11, Texas Constitution if city officers serve terms longer than two years

GA-0084
Greg Abbott

Tax imposed by municipality included in water user's bill dedicated to maintenance of fire fighting equipment, general-law municipality has no statutory authority to levy|Conveyances of personal and real property from general-law municipality to volunteer fire fighting associations, validity not affected by fact that city council member simultaneously served on fire fighting association board nor by council member's possib|Neither volunteer fire fighter nor member of board of fire fighting association is not an office|Validation act, three-year old contract may not be invalidated because one person served as member of both signing entities|Validation act does not affect city council member's possible criminal liability for violating statutory conflict-of-interest requirements, but does validate council agreements although council member may have violated criminal liability

GA-0478
Greg Abbott

Type A general-law city, authorization to annex in extraterritorial jurisdiction

GA-0483
Greg Abbott

Dissolve or reincorporate, a municipality may if it complies with legal requirements|Superseded by a special-law municipality, a municipality that incorporated under general law may be reincorporated under special law, and in that case the general-law municipality is

GA-0526
Greg Abbott

Residence restrictions on sex offenders, whether a home-rule municipality constitutionally may adopt|Sex offenders, state law does not preempt a home-rule municipality's authority to adopt residence restrictions on|Residence restriction on sex offenders, a general-law municipality has no authority to adopt|Residence restrictions on sex offenders, state law does not preempt a home-rule municipality's authority to adopt

GA-0625
Greg Abbott

Payroll deduction under the Fire and Police Employee Relations Act, general-law city with population below 10,000 has implicit authority to provide

GA-0762
Greg Abbott

Pollution resulting from generalized discharges of waste which are not traceable to a specific source, the Legislature has authorized a municipality to regulate in its extraterritorial jurisdiction|Nonpoint source pollution

GA-0862
Greg Abbott

Municipal ordinance, authority of a Type A general-law municipality to adopt and enforce an ordinance prohibiting firearm discharge on property located within the municipality’s original corporate limits|Firearm discharge ordinance, authority of a Type A general-law municipality to adopt and enforce ordinance prohibiting firearm discharge on property located within the municipality’s original corporate limits

GA-1084
Greg Abbott

Sale of building located on a city street to a private entity

DM-0089
Dan Morales

Type B general law city, candidate for elective office must meet requirements of section 23.024 of the Local Government Code and section 141.001(a)(4) of the Election Code

DM-0373
Dan Morales

Reannexation, prior annexation followed by disannexation does not preclude

JC-0028
John Cornyn

Quorum of city council of Type A general law city|Dispense with monthly meetings for three successive months, authority of city council of Type A or Type B general law city to\r\n\r\n|City council of Type A or Type B general law city, authority to decide to dispense with monthly meetings for three successive months\r\n\r\n

JC-0145
John Cornyn

Street vendors, Type A general-law city's authority to regulate or prohibit by ordinance

JC-0544
John Cornyn

Budget officer, city council may not delegate to another person mayor's or city manager's statutory authority as|City manager form of government may only be adopted by vote of residents pursuant to statute|Budget officer, city council may not delegate to another city officer or agent mayor's or city manager's statutory authority as

JC-0564
John Cornyn

Voluntary resignation from council position, city of Cockrell Hill, as general-law city, may not adopt resolution declaring that dual service as council member and volunteer fire fighter acts as|Volunteer fire fighter, city of Cockrell Hill, as general-law city, may not adopt resolution declaring that city council member may not simultaneously serve as|Volunteer fire fighter, City of Cockrell Hill may not adopt resolution barring simultaneous service of city council member as|Voluntary resignation from city council position, City of Cockrell Hill not authorized to adopt resolution declaring that dual service as council member and volunteer fire fighter acts as a|Dual service as city council member and volunteer fire fighter not permissible unless city council adopts resolution specifically authorizing it|General-law municipality, such as the City of Cockrell Hill, may not adopt resolution declaring that city council member may not simultaneously serve as volunteer fire fighter