Tex. Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 3896.004
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 further the public purposes of:

(1)

developing and diversifying the economy of the state;

(2)

eliminating unemployment and underemployment; and

(3)

developing or expanding transportation and commerce.

(d)

The district will:

(1)

promote the health, safety, and general welfare of residents, employers, employees, potential 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 and aesthetic beauty.

(e)

Pedestrian ways along or across a street, whether at grade or above or below the surface, and street lighting, street landscaping, parking, and street art objects are parts of and necessary components of a street and are considered to be an improvement project that includes 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 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 699 (H.B. 427), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.

Source: Section 3896.004 — Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.­3896.­htm#3896.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

3896.001
Definitions
3896.002
Creation and Nature of District
3896.003
Purpose
3896.004
Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose
3896.005
District Territory
3896.006
Eligibility for Reinvestment or Enterprise Zones
3896.007
Applicability of Municipal Management Districts Law
3896.008
Liberal Construction of Chapter
3896.051
Board of Directors
3896.052
Appointment of Directors
3896.053
Nonvoting Directors
3896.054
Conflicts of Interest
3896.055
Director’s Oath or Affirmation
3896.056
Officers
3896.057
Compensation of Directors
3896.059
Quorum
3896.101
General Powers and Duties
3896.102
Improvement Projects
3896.103
General Powers Regarding Contracts
3896.104
Competitive Bidding
3896.105
Economic Development
3896.106
Rules
3896.107
Name Change
3896.108
Adding or Removing Territory
3896.109
No Eminent Domain Power
3896.110
District Employees
3896.151
General Powers Regarding Financial Matters
3896.152
Borrowing Money
3896.153
Impact Fees and Assessments
3896.154
Certain Residential Property Not Exempt
3896.155
Maintenance and Operation Tax
3896.156
Use of Surplus Maintenance and Operation Money
3896.157
Bond Issuance Plan Required Before Issuing Bonds
3896.158
Bonds and Other Obligations
3896.159
Bond Maturity
3896.160
Taxes for Bonds and Other Obligations
3896.161
Project Development Agreement Required to Impose Taxes or Borrow Money, Including Bonds
3896.162
City Not Required to Pay District Obligations
3896.201
Dissolution by City Ordinance
3896.202
Collection of Assessments and Other Revenue
3896.203
Assumption of Assets and Liabilities

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 3896.004’s source at texas​.gov