Tex. Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 3849.004
Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose


(a)

The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.

(b)

All land and other property included in the district will benefit from the improvements and services to be provided by the district under powers conferred by Sections 52 and 52-a, Article III, and Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and other powers granted under this chapter.

(c)

The creation of the district is in the public interest and is essential to:

(1)

further the public purposes of developing and diversifying the economy of the state;

(2)

eliminate unemployment and underemployment; and

(3)

develop or expand transportation and commerce.

(d)

The district will:

(1)

promote the health, safety, and general welfare of residents, employers, potential employees, employees, visitors, and consumers in the district, and of the public;

(2)

provide needed funding for the district to preserve, maintain, and enhance the economic health and vitality of the district territory as a community and business center; and

(3)

promote the health, safety, welfare, and enjoyment of the public by providing pedestrian ways and by landscaping and developing certain areas in the district, which are necessary for the restoration, preservation, and enhancement of scenic beauty.

(e)

Pedestrian ways along or across a street, whether at grade or above or below the surface, and street lighting, street landscaping, and street art objects are parts of and necessary components of a street and are considered to be a street or road improvement.

(f)

The district will not act as the agent or instrumentality of any private interest even though the district will benefit many private interests as well as the public.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 949 (H.B. 4004), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.

Source: Section 3849.004 — Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.­3849.­htm#3849.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

3849.001
Definitions
3849.002
International Management District
3849.003
Purpose
3849.004
Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose
3849.005
District Territory
3849.006
Eligibility for Inclusion in Special Zones
3849.007
Applicability of Municipal Management Districts Law
3849.008
Liberal Construction of Chapter
3849.051
Board of Directors
3849.052
Appointment of Directors on Increase in Board Size
3849.053
Appointment of Directors
3849.054
Quorum
3849.101
General Powers
3849.102
Exercise of Powers of Other Governmental Entities
3849.103
Nonprofit Corporation
3849.104
Agreements
3849.105
Authority to Contract for Law Enforcement
3849.106
Annexation or Exclusion of Territory
3849.107
Approval by City of Houston
3849.108
Membership in Charitable Organizations
3849.109
Economic Development Programs and Other Powers Related to Planning and Development
3849.110
No Eminent Domain
3849.151
Disbursements and Transfers of Money
3849.152
Money Used for Improvements or Services
3849.153
Petition Required for Financing Services and Improvements with Assessments
3849.154
Method of Notice for Hearing
3849.155
Assessments
3849.156
Assessments Considered Taxes
3849.157
Ad Valorem Tax
3849.158
Utility Property Exempt from Impact Fees and Assessments
3849.159
Use of Electrical or Optical Lines
3849.160
Bonds and Other Obligations
3849.161
Taxes for Bonds and Other Obligations
3849.162
Tax and Bond Elections
3849.163
City of Houston Not Required to Pay District Obligations
3849.164
Competitive Bidding
3849.165
Tax and Assessment Abatements
3849.201
Dissolution of District with Outstanding Debt

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 3849.004’s source at texas​.gov