TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed

TCAA, in conjunction with the Texas Municipal League, files amicus briefs and comments in support of cities on many issues. To keep up to date on the status of these issues, go to http://www.tml.org/p/AmicusBriefUpdate_081616.pdf.

Referendum:  City of Plano v. Carruth, No. 05-16-00573-CV, in the Fifth Court of Appeals.  In this case, a citizens group filed a referendum petition under the city’s charter to repeal the city’s comprehensive plan.  The Texas Municipal League, Texas City Attorneys Association, Texas Chapter – American Planning Association, and International Municipal Lawyers Association argued in support of the city’s interlocutory appeal on its plea to the jurisdiction that the adoption of a comprehensive plan is not subject to referendum because a statutory adoption process must be followed.  Amici filed their brief on August 16, 2016.

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