Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 601.029
Financing; Bonds


In addition to bonds provided for by this subchapter, an authority, subject to the specific authorization and approval of the municipality creating it, may finance the creation and establishment of parking facilities by one or more of the following methods:


parking fees or special charges derived from the use of parking facilities;


general fund appropriation;


parking meter revenue; and


a gift, bequest, devise, or grant-in-aid.


A municipality establishing an authority under this subchapter, on a two-thirds vote of its governing body, may pay to the authority money necessary to:


acquire all or part of the land on which the authority intends to erect a parking facility;


construct all or part of a parking facility;


pay operating expenses of the authority and debt service on outstanding bonds of the authority; or


make payments into a reserve fund for the payment of the principal of and interest on indebtedness of the authority, as may be provided by a resolution of the authority authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds or a trust indenture securing revenue bonds.


A municipality, to provide funds for use under Subsection (b) of this section, may issue general obligation bonds, secured by the faith and credit of the municipality, payable from unlimited ad valorem taxes on all of the real estate in the municipality subject to taxation, and may levy those taxes in an unlimited rate or amount.


A municipality may guarantee revenue bonds of the authority issued under this subchapter by pledging its full faith and credit to the payment of the principal of and interest on the revenue bonds. The aggregate amount of general obligation bonds issued by a municipality under this subsection, the indebtedness guaranteed, and the taxes levied are in addition to, and not subject to the limitations of, the statutory debt or tax limitation of the municipality. The municipality may fund the guarantee by levying an ad valorem tax on real estate subject to taxation, not to exceed a rate of one-hundredth of one percent, or may use other money of the municipality available for this purpose.


An agreement by a municipality to guarantee the revenue bonds of the authority, to maintain a reserve fund, or to pay debt service or operating expenses of the authority may be included in a contract with holders of revenue bonds of the authority and may be pledged by the authority to the payment of the revenue bonds.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Renumbered from Local Government Code, Section 431.029 by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 3.76(d)(2), eff. April 1, 2009.

Source: Section 601.029 — Financing; Bonds, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­601.­htm#601.­029 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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