Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

Note:  Included opinions are from September 15, 2020 through October 10, 2020.

KP-0334 (Separation of Powers): The separation of powers provisions of article II, section 1 of the Texas Constitution do not apply to municipal government.

Chapters 22 and 25 of the Local Government Code, which provide for possible forms of government of a Type A general-law municipality, do not address the appeal of municipal employee discipline or grievance decisions or employee management generally.

A Type A municipality generally may regulate its affairs by adopting ordinances that are consistent with state law. This office does not advise municipal officials about how to comply with their own ordinances.