Tex. Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 3860.004
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)

Each improvement project or service authorized by this chapter is essential to carry out a public purpose.

(d)

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.

(e)

The district will:

(1)

promote the health, safety, and general welfare of residents, employers, 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 area as a residential neighborhood and a commercially viable area;

(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;

(4)

promote and benefit commercial development and commercial areas in the district; and

(5)

promote and develop public transportation and pedestrian facilities and systems using new and alternative means that are attractive, safe, and convenient, including securing expanded and improved transportation and pedestrian facilities and systems, to:

(A)

address the problem of traffic congestion in the district, the need to control traffic and improve pedestrian safety, and the limited availability of money; and

(B)

benefit the land and other property in the district and the residents, employers, employees, visitors, and consumers in the district and the public.

(f)

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.

(g)

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. 968 (H.B. 4134), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.

Source: Section 3860.004 — Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.­3860.­htm#3860.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

3860.001
Definitions
3860.002
Nature of District
3860.003
Purpose
3860.004
Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose
3860.005
District Territory
3860.006
Applicability of Municipal Management Districts Law
3860.007
Liberal Construction of Chapter
3860.051
Composition
3860.052
Appointment of Directors
3860.053
Nonvoting Directors
3860.054
Quorum
3860.055
Conflicts of Interest
3860.056
Compensation of Voting Directors
3860.101
General District Powers
3860.102
Development Corporation and Housing Corporation Powers of District
3860.103
Nonprofit Corporation
3860.104
Agreements
3860.105
Contract for Law Enforcement Services
3860.106
Approval by City of Houston
3860.107
Membership in Charitable Organizations
3860.108
Road Powers
3860.109
Air Rights
3860.110
Additional Property Rights
3860.111
Division of District
3860.112
No Eminent Domain Power
3860.151
Public Transit System
3860.152
Parking Facilities Authorized
3860.153
Rules
3860.154
Financing of Public Transit System or Parking Facilities
3860.155
Agreement with Rapid Transit Authority
3860.201
Disbursements and Transfers of Money
3860.202
Petition Required for Financing Services and Improvements
3860.203
Maintenance Tax
3860.204
Assessments
3860.205
Utility Property Exempt from Impact Fees and Assessments
3860.206
Bonds and Other Obligations
3860.207
Limit on Parks and Recreation Bonds
3860.208
Tax and Bond Elections
3860.209
Powers of Municipal Utility District to Establish Defined Areas and Designated Property
3860.210
Municipality Not Required to Pay District Obligations
3860.211
Competitive Bidding
3860.251
Dissolution of District with Outstanding Debt

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 3860.004’s source at texas​.gov