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July 20, 2017

Twitter Rant Against Local Control: Implications

 
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After sending out my 29 tweets on local control, which were all theory, I sent out these 14 specific implications of coming to understand that local control is a false doctrine:

That was all theory. Now, implications (1/14) #txlege

The state can limit the ability of municipalities to tax, including property taxes and sales taxes (2/14) #txlege

The state can limit the ability of municipalities to establish protected classes and so-called “non-discrimination” ordinances. (3/14) #txlege

The state can limit municipalities from passing plastic bag bans and tree ordinances (4/14) #txlege

The state can limit municipalities from regulating and banning fracking (5/14) #txlege

The state can limit municipalities from creating municipal broadband networks (6/14) #txlege

The state can forbid municipalities from owning infrastructure, owning hotels, owning radio stations (7/14) #txlege

The state can forbid municipalities from having their own separate minimum wages (8/14) #txlege

The state can forbid municipalities from restricting free speech (9/14) #txlege

The state can determine the methods of representation and how districts are drawn for city and county councils (10/14) #txlege

The state can set term limits for municipal officials (11/14) #txlege

The state can govern municipal pensions, benefits, retirement funds, etc. The state has a compelling interest in the solvency of its municipalities. (12/14) #txlege

There should be no federal aid to cities. There should be no federal communication to cities. Cities owe no compliance obligation to the feds (13/14) #txlege

The Texas Municipal League is the devil. (14/14) #txlege




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