City voters must approve of this special, dedicated tax at an election held for that purpose. The election may be initiated:
The city council must adopt an ordinance calling for the election at least 62 days before the election is held.
Following is ballot language specified for Type A corporations under the Development Corporation Act:
Except for specific projects such as water supply facilities, water conservation programs and cleanup of contaminated property, the Development Corporation Act does not provide specific ballot language for Type B. City officials should consult with their city attorneys when drafting the ballot language under this section.
This information should not be construed as, and is not a substitute for, legal advice.
Cities are urged to consult the Attorney General's Economic Development Handbook and their own legal counsel for any questions or interpretations of economic development laws.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.