Texas Special District Local Laws Code
Sec. § 8477.051
Governing Body; Terms


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (b), the district is governed by a board of elected directors qualified to serve under Section 54.102, Water Code.

(b)

If required under the terms of the agreement, ordinance, or resolution by which a municipality consents to the creation of the district, the board consists of:

(1)

four elected directors qualified to serve under Section 54.102, Water Code; and

(2)

one director appointed by the governing body of the municipality who:

(A)

may be a member or other officer of the governing body or an employee of the municipality; and

(B)

is not required to be a qualified voter of the district or own land subject to taxation in the district.

(c)

The common law doctrine of incompatibility does not disqualify a member or other officer of the governing body or employee of the municipality from being appointed a director by the governing body of a municipality under Subsection (b)(2), and a director appointed to the board may continue to serve in a public office of or be employed by the municipality.

(d)

Except as provided by Section 8477.052, directors serve staggered four-year terms. A permanent director may not serve more than two four-year terms.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1385 (S.B. 1867), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.
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