Incorporating 25 years of changes and additions into a comprehensive discussion of Texas law from 1836 to the present, Municipal Law and Practice
provides a common sense explanation of municipal government practice and law. It includes an analytical discussion of both relevant legislation and applicable caselaw, and reviews relevant aspects of the state constitution, state statutes, attorney general rulings, and administrative decisions.
This set focuses on fundamentals of municipal law, including:
- Annexation, municipal liability, legal representation, and how the Texas Tort Claims Act applies to municipalities
- Fiscal matters such as the authority to levy and collect property taxes, budgets, audits, depositories, and duties of the office of the treasurer
- Competitive bidding and bond issuance
- Public safety
- Public health and welfare
- Land development
The text is organized and written in a practice-oriented fashion to help you find answers systematically and efficiently.