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:

Charter School Zoning: RQ-0392-KP, Matters related to local governments placing planning and zoning burdens and requirements upon facilities constructed by open-enrollment public charter schools that are not otherwise applied to facilities constructed by independent school districts. TML and TCAA joined the City of Dallas to submit comments in response to this request for an attorney general opinion. The comments contextualize the City of Dallas ordinances identified in this request, summarize city authority to apply their zoning ordinances to public schools, and respond to five specific questions posed in the request. The comprehensive, seven-page letter essentially argues that a city has legitimate reasons to regulate charter schools in a different manner than public schools and that state law allows the city to do so. The letter was filed on February 18, 2021.