Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 43.123
Report Regarding Planning Study and Regulatory Plan


(a)

Before the 10th day before the date the first hearing required by Section 43.124 (Public Hearings) is held, the municipality must prepare a report regarding the proposed annexation of an area for limited purposes and make the report available to the public. The report must contain the results of the planning study conducted for the area in accordance with Subsection (c) and must contain the regulatory plan prepared for the area in accordance with Subsection (d).

(b)

Notice of the availability of the report shall be published at least twice in a newspaper of general circulation in the area proposed to be annexed. The notice may not be smaller than one-quarter page of a standard-size or tabloid-size newspaper, and the headline on the notice must be in 18-point or larger type.

(c)

The planning study must:

(1)

project the kinds and levels of development that will occur in the area in the next 10 years if the area is not annexed for limited purposes and also if the area is annexed for limited purposes;

(2)

describe the issues the municipality considers to give rise to the need for the annexation of the area for limited purposes and the public benefits to result from the limited-purpose annexation;

(3)

analyze the economic, environmental, and other impacts the annexation of the area for limited purposes will have on the residents, landowners, and businesses in the area; and

(4)

identify the proposed zoning of the area on annexation and inform the public that any comments regarding the proposed zoning will be considered at the public hearings for the proposed limited-purpose annexation.

(d)

The regulatory plan must:

(1)

identify the kinds of land use and other regulations that will be imposed in the area if it is annexed for limited purposes; and

(2)

state the date on or before which the municipality shall annex the area for full purposes, which date must be within three years after the date the area is annexed for limited purposes.

(e)

The deadline imposed by Subsection (d)(2) does not apply to an area that:

(1)

is owned by the United States, this state, or a political subdivision of this state;

(2)

is located outside the boundaries of a water control and improvement district or a municipal utility district; and

(3)

is annexed for limited purposes in connection with a strategic partnership agreement under Section 43.0751 (Strategic Partnerships for Continuation of Certain Districts).
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 3(k), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 248, Sec. 4, eff. June 18, 2003.
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