The Texas Senate advanced a municipal annexation bill Sunday, the fifth bill sent to to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk during the special legislative session.
Legislation that would allow Texans to vote on whether cities can annex areas outside of their limits got one step closer to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk Friday.
The Planning Commission recommended the annexation of five corridors and enclaves, denied annexation of a sixth area, and took no action on a seventh.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Gov. Greg Abbott Monday discussed annexation, transportation, and education finance in a meeting with Garland Mayor Douglas Athas.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the new Council were briefed by City staff on the latest annexation proposals Wednesday.
Amid all the noise in Washington D.C. and in Austin, other legislative decisions of great importance to San Antonio drew far less media attention.
Speaking on a wide array of topics, Mayor Ron Nirenberg answered questions submitted in advance in a town hall-style meeting Thursday.
The measure would allow citizens targeted by annexation to vote on city proposals. A similar bill died in the final moments of regular session debate.
The City will begin a formal cost-benefit analysis of absorbing into the City nine new parcels of land generally located on the outskirts of San Antonio.
Annexation reform is expected to be a hot topic when state lawmakers reconvene for a special session in July.