Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

Note:  Included opinions are from February 11 through March 10, 2019.

KP-0244 (Conflict of Interest): Section 171.004 of the Local Government Code prohibits a “local public official” from participating in a vote or decision involving property in which the official has a substantial interest when it is reasonably foreseeable that an action on the matter will have a special economic effect on the value of the property. Because the city attorney and a city administrator at issue do not possess authority to vote or make a decision on a proposed agreement as described, they are not subject to the requirements of Section 171.004 of the Local Government Code with respect to that agreement.