Tex. Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 3897.004
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;

(3)

providing quality residential housing; and

(4)

developing or expanding 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 residential 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, vehicle 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. 656 (S.B. 1184), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.

Source: Section 3897.004 — Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.­3897.­htm#3897.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

3897.001
Definitions
3897.002
Creation and Nature of District
3897.003
Purpose
3897.004
Findings of Benefit and Public Purpose
3897.005
District Territory
3897.006
Eligibility for Inclusion in Special Zones
3897.051
Governing Body
3897.052
Election Date
3897.053
Eligibility
3897.054
Vacancy
3897.055
Director’s Oath or Affirmation
3897.056
Officers
3897.057
Compensation of Directors
3897.101
General Powers and Duties
3897.102
Improvement Projects and Services
3897.103
Development Corporation Powers
3897.104
Nonprofit Corporation
3897.105
Agreements
3897.106
Law Enforcement Services
3897.107
Membership in Charitable Organizations
3897.108
Economic Development
3897.109
Water District Powers
3897.110
Road District Powers
3897.111
Conflict with Municipal Rule, Order, or Ordinance
3897.112
Name Change
3897.113
Terms of Employment
3897.114
Use of Roadway, Park, or Other Public Area or Facility of District
3897.115
Adding or Removing Territory
3897.116
No Eminent Domain Power
3897.117
No Toll Roads
3897.151
Municipal Requirements
3897.152
Board Determination Required
3897.153
Location of Improvement Project
3897.154
Lake
3897.155
Water
3897.156
Roads
3897.157
Storm Water
3897.158
Parking or Heliport
3897.159
Education and Culture
3897.160
Convention Center
3897.161
Demolition
3897.162
Mitigation of Environmental Effects
3897.163
Acquisition of Property
3897.164
Special or Supplemental Services
3897.165
Miscellaneous Design, Construction, and Maintenance
3897.166
Similar Improvement Projects
3897.201
General Contract Powers
3897.202
Contract Terms
3897.203
Reimbursement of Costs
3897.204
Contract for Improvement Project
3897.251
Project Development Agreement Required to Impose Taxes or Borrow Money, Including Bonds
3897.252
Elections Regarding Taxes and Bonds
3897.253
Authority to Borrow Money and to Issue Bonds
3897.254
Assessments
3897.255
Petition Required for Financing Services and Improvements with Assessments
3897.256
Impact Fees
3897.257
Storm Water User Charges
3897.258
Nonpotable Water User Charges
3897.259
Costs for Improvement Projects
3897.260
Residential Property Not Exempt
3897.301
Property Tax Authorized
3897.302
Taxes for Bonds and Other Obligations
3897.303
Maintenance and Operation Tax
3897.304
Use of Surplus Maintenance and Operation Money
3897.305
Tax Abatement
3897.306
Bonds and Other Obligations
3897.307
Bond Maturity
3897.351
Dissolution by Municipal Ordinance
3897.352
Limitation on Dissolution
3897.353
Collection of Assessments and Other Revenue
3897.354
Assumption of Assets and Liabilities

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

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