An eminent domain proceeding by an authority is initiated by the adoption by the board of a resolution that:
describes the property interest to be acquired by the authority;
declares the public necessity for and interest in the acquisition; and
states that the acquisition is necessary and proper for the construction, extension, improvement, or development of the transit authority system.
At least 30 days before the date of the adoption of a resolution under Subsection (a), the board shall hold a public hearing on the question of the acquisition. The hearing must be held at a place convenient to the residents of the area where the property to be acquired is located.
The board shall publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property is located at least once each week for two weeks before the date of the hearing.
A resolution adopted under this section is conclusive evidence of the public necessity for the acquisition described in the resolution and that the property interest is necessary for public use.
Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, Chapter 21 (Eminent Domain), Property Code, applies to an eminent domain proceeding by an authority.Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.