SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Sec. 3930.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
    1. (1) "Board" means the district's board of directors.
    2. (2) "City" means the City of Houston, Texas.
    3. (3) "County" means Harris County, Texas.
    4. (4) "Director" means a board member.
    5. (5) "District" means the Barrett Management District.
    Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.002. CREATION AND NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a special district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.003. PURPOSE; LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. (a) The creation of the district is essential to accomplish the purposes of Sections 52 and 52-a, Article III, and Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and other public purposes stated in this chapter. By creating the district and in authorizing the city, county, and other political subdivisions to contract with the district, the legislature has established a program to accomplish the public purposes set out in Section 52-a, Article III, Texas Constitution.
  2. (b) The creation of the district is necessary to promote, develop, encourage, and maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, the arts, entertainment, economic development, safety, and the public welfare in the district.
  3. (c) This chapter and the creation of the district may not be interpreted to relieve the city or county from providing the level of services provided as of the effective date of the Act enacting this chapter to the area in the district. The district is created to supplement and not to supplant city and county services provided in the district.
  4. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.004. FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE. (a) The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
  2. (b) All land and other property included in the district will benefit from the improvements and services to be provided by the district under powers conferred by Sections 52 and 52-a, Article III, and Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and other powers granted under this chapter.
  3. (c) The creation of the district is in the public interest and is essential to further the public purposes of:
    1. (1) developing and diversifying the economy of the state;
    2. (2) eliminating unemployment and underemployment; and
    3. (3) developing or expanding transportation and commerce.
  4. (d) The district will:
    1. (1) promote the health, safety, and general welfare of residents, employers, employees, visitors, and consumers in the district, and of the public;
    2. (2) provide needed funding for the district to preserve, maintain, and enhance the economic health and vitality of the district territory as a community and business center; and
    3. (3) promote the health, safety, welfare, and enjoyment of the public by providing pedestrian ways and by landscaping and developing certain areas in the district, which are necessary for the restoration, preservation, and enhancement of scenic beauty.
  5. (e) Pedestrian ways along or across a street, whether at grade or above or below the surface, and street lighting, street landscaping, and street art objects are parts of and necessary components of a street and are considered to be a street or road improvement.
  6. (f) The district will not act as the agent or instrumentality of any private interest even though the district will benefit many private interests as well as the public.
  7. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.005. DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a) The district is composed of the territory described by Section 2 of the Act enacting this chapter, as that territory may have been modified under Section 3930.107 or other law.
  2. (b) The boundaries and field notes of the district contained in Section 2 of the Act enacting this chapter form a closure. A mistake in the field notes of the district contained in Section 2 of the Act enacting this chapter or in copying the field notes in the legislative process does not in any way affect the district's:
    1. (1) organization, existence, or validity; or
    2. (2) legality or operation.
    Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.006. ELIGIBILITY FOR INCLUSION IN SPECIAL ZONES. (a) All or any part of the area of the district is eligible to be included in:
    1. (1) a tax increment reinvestment zone created by the city under Chapter 311, Tax Code;
    2. (2) a tax abatement reinvestment zone created by the city under Chapter 312, Tax Code; or
    3. (3) an enterprise zone created by the city under Chapter 2303, Government Code.
  2. (b) A tax increment reinvestment zone created by the city in the district is not subject to the limitations provided by Section 311.006, Tax Code.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.007. APPLICABILITY OF MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS LAW. Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, Chapter 375, Local Government Code, applies to the district.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.008. LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER. This chapter shall be liberally construed in conformity with the findings and purposes stated in this chapter.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Sec. 3930.051. GOVERNING BODY; TERMS. The district is governed by a board of nine directors who serve staggered terms of three years, with three directors' terms expiring June 1 of each year.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.052. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS. (a) The mayor and members of the governing body of the city shall appoint directors from persons recommended by the board. A person is appointed if a majority of the members and the mayor vote to appoint that person.
  2. (b) A person may not be appointed to the board if the appointment of that person would result in fewer than two-thirds of the directors being residents of the city.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.053. EX OFFICIO DIRECTORS. (a) The following persons serve as nonvoting ex officio directors:
    1. (1) the directors of the parks and recreation, planning and development, public works, and civic center departments of the city;
    2. (2) the chief of police of the city;
    3. (3) the county's general manager of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas; and
    4. (4) the president of each institution of higher learning located in the district.
  2. (b) If a department described by Subsection (a) is consolidated, renamed, or changed, the board may appoint a director of the consolidated, renamed, or changed department as a nonvoting ex officio director. If a department described by Subsection (a) is abolished, the board may appoint a representative of another department of the city that performs duties comparable to those performed by the abolished department.
  3. (c) The board may appoint the presiding officer of a nonprofit corporation that is actively involved in activities in the district to serve as a nonvoting ex officio director.
  4. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.054. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. (a) Except as provided by this section:
    1. (1) a director may participate in all board votes and decisions; and
    2. (2) Chapter 171, Local Government Code, governs conflicts of interest of board members.
  2. (b) Section 171.004, Local Government Code, does not apply to the district. A director who has a substantial interest in a business or charitable entity that will receive a pecuniary benefit from a board action shall file an affidavit with the board secretary declaring the interest. Another affidavit is not required if the director's interest changes.
  3. (c) After the affidavit is filed, the director may participate in a discussion or vote on that action if:
    1. (1) a majority of the directors have a similar interest in the same entity; or
    2. (2) all other similar business or charitable entities in the district will receive a similar pecuniary benefit.
  4. (d) A director who is also an officer or employee of a public entity may not participate in a discussion of or vote on a matter regarding a contract with that same public entity.
  5. (e) For purposes of this section, a director has a substantial interest in a charitable entity in the same manner that a person would have a substantial interest in a business entity under Section 171.002, Local Government Code.
  6. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.055. COMPENSATION. The district shall compensate a director as provided by Section 49.060, Water Code.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

For expiration of this section, see Subsection (d).

  1. Sec. 3930.056. INITIAL DIRECTORS. (a) The initial board consists of:
  2. Pos. No. Name of Director
    1 Judy Armstrong
    2 Fred Barrett
    3 Rita Zarghami
    4 Andrew Sonnier
    5 Wilbert Eagleton
    6 Melody Fontenot
    7 Daryl Johnson
    8 Dwight Judge
    9 Jerry Bluitt
  3. (b) Of the initial directors, the terms of directors serving in positions 1, 2, and 3 expire June 1, 2017, the terms of directors serving in positions 4, 5, and 6 expire June 1, 2018, and the terms of directors serving in positions 7, 8, and 9 expire June 1, 2019.
  4. (c) Section 3930.052 does not apply to the initial directors.
  5. (d) This section expires September 1, 2019.
  6. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES

  1. Sec. 3930.101. HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION POWERS. (a) The district has the powers of a housing finance corporation created under Chapter 394, Local Government Code.
  2. (b) The district may exercise the powers to provide housing or residential development projects in the district.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.102. DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION POWERS. The district, using money available to the district, may exercise the powers given to a development corporation under Chapter 505, Local Government Code, including the power to own, operate, acquire, construct, lease, improve, or maintain a project under that chapter.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.103. NONPROFIT CORPORATION. (a) The board by resolution may authorize the creation of a nonprofit corporation to assist and act for the district in implementing a project or providing a service authorized by this chapter.
  2. (b) The nonprofit corporation:
    1. (1) has each power of and is considered to be a local government corporation created under Subchapter D, Chapter 431, Transportation Code; and
    2. (2) may implement any project and provide any service authorized by this chapter.
  3. (c) The board shall appoint the board of directors of the nonprofit corporation. The board of directors of the nonprofit corporation shall serve in the same manner as the board of directors of a local government corporation created under Subchapter D, Chapter 431, Transportation Code, except that a board member is not required to reside in the district.
  4. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.104. AGREEMENTS; GRANTS. (a) As provided by Chapter 375, Local Government Code, the district may make an agreement with or accept a gift, grant, or loan from any person.
  2. (b) The implementation of a project is a governmental function or service for the purposes of Chapter 791, Government Code.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.105. LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES. To protect the public interest, the district may contract with the county or the city to provide law enforcement services in the district for a fee.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.106. COMPETITIVE BIDDING. Section 375.221, Local Government Code, does not apply to a district contract for $25,000 or less.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.107. ANNEXATION. In addition to the authority to annex territory under Subchapter C, Chapter 375, Local Government Code, the district has the authority to annex territory located in a reinvestment zone created by the city under Chapter 311, Tax Code, if the city's governing body consents to the annexation.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.108. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. (a) The district may establish and provide for the administration of one or more programs to promote economic development and to stimulate business and commercial activity in the district, including programs to secure loans and receive grants of public money.
  2. (b) The district may:
    1. (1) contract with the federal government, this state, a political subdivision, a nonprofit organization, or any other person for the administration of the program; and
    2. (2) accept contributions, gifts, or other resources to develop and administer the program.
    Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.109. STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT. The district may negotiate and enter into a written strategic partnership agreement with the city, the county, or the Crosby Independent School District.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.110. REAL PROPERTY. (a) The district may buy, sell, own, or lease real property.
  2. (b) The district may receive real property as a gift.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.111. RECEIPT OF SURPLUS PROPERTY. The district may receive surplus property from a school district that is located in the district.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.112. PROJECT FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY. The district may own, lease, operate, or manage a project to improve educational opportunities in the district.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.113. NO EMINENT DOMAIN POWER. The district may not exercise the power of eminent domain.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

  1. Sec. 3930.151. PETITION REQUIRED FOR FINANCING SERVICES AND IMPROVEMENTS. (a) The board may not finance a service or an improvement project under this chapter unless a written petition requesting that service or improvement is filed with the board.
  2. (b) The petition must be signed by:
    1. (1) the owners of a majority of the assessed value of real property in the district according to the most recent certified tax appraisal roll for the county; or
    2. (2) at least 25 owners of land in the district, if more than 25 persons own property in the district according to the most recent certified tax appraisal roll for the county.
    Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.152. DISBURSEMENTS AND TRANSFERS OF MONEY. The board by resolution shall establish the number of directors' signatures and the procedure required for a disbursement or transfer of the district's money.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.153. NO AD VALOREM TAX. The district may not impose an ad valorem tax.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.154. ASSESSMENTS NOT AUTHORIZED. (a) The district may not impose an assessment.
  2. (b) Subchapter F, Chapter 375, Local Government Code, does not apply to the district.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.155. NO IMPACT FEES. The district may not impose an impact fee.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.156. NO AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS. The district may not issue a bond to pay for any district purpose.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
  1. Sec. 3930.157. MUNICIPALITY NOT REQUIRED TO PAY DISTRICT OBLIGATIONS. Except as provided by Section 375.263, Local Government Code, a municipality is not required to pay an obligation of the district.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

SUBCHAPTER E. DISSOLUTION

  1. Sec. 3930.201. EXCEPTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF DISTRICT WITH OUTSTANDING DEBT. (a) The board may vote to dissolve a district that has debt. If the vote is in favor of dissolution, the district shall remain in existence solely for the limited purpose of discharging its debts. The dissolution is effective when all debts have been discharged.
  2. (b) Section 375.264, Local Government Code, does not apply to the district.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 980 (H.B. 3888), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.

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