On April 1st, 2021, Sen. Paul Bettencourt (SD-7, Harris County) got the Subject of his first Bill. #SB244 passed in the Texas Senate session. This bill adds Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ), Board of Directors, to the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Some TIRZs have property values in billions
Bettencourt is brilliant at getting it done for Houston! TIRZ has been corrupt for too long and property Tax is too high for the TIRZ to be wasting taxpayer money.
Some TIRZs have property values in billions. This is a needed reform, so the public is fully informed on their activities.
The bill was passed with all YEAs, and no NAYs.