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  • DON’T FORGET: Mandatory Eminent Domain Reporting

    According to the Texas comptroller’s office, more than 700 cities have yet to comply with mandatory eminent domain reporting. Senate Bill 1812, passed during the 2015 legislative session, requires cities to annually fill out a web-based form with the comptroller relating to each city’s statutory eminent domain authority.

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  • Legislative Session Begins: Property Tax Sleight of Hand Continues

    The 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature kicked off Tuesday with fanfare and pageantry, and very little controversy. The most significant news of the week for cities came from the Comptroller. On Monday, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that the legislature would have $2.8 billion less discretionary funding to spend in 2018-19 than it had in 2016-17. That may not seem significant for cities because we get little state funding. It is significant, however, in relation to property tax reform.

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  • Membership Update

    To ensure you receive all the benefits of TML membership, update your city’s contact information.

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  • Special VIP Invitation for Your City You're invited to the 2017 Elected Officials' Conference! Whether you are a newly elected city official, been in office for a while, or work for your city – this conference is a priceless opportunity for all! Registration is open for the February 16-18 conference in Allen. http://tmlelectedofficialsconference.org/

    Welcome Invigorating! Inspiring! Inimitable! There’s no other event like the TML-TAMCC Elected Officials Conference. Make plans now to join hundreds of elected city officials for three days of networking, idea sharing, and education on February 16-18 in Allen, Texas. You’ll discover how to: Net...

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