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Since the creation of home rule cities in Texas more than 100 years ago, the process of municipal annexation has produced dynamic cities that are among the nation’s leaders in job creation and economic growth. During the 2017 session, legislation passed that allows unincorporated subdivisions to veto the annexation plans of cities in a county with a population of more than 500,000.  The bill effectively freezes the current boundaries of those cities.  Will this mark the beginning of a process of urban decline that doomed cities in other states?  Come find out how the new legislation affects your city.


Speakers: Chance Sparks,Assistant City Manager and Planning Director, City of Buda; and Scott Houston, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Texas Municipal League


 General Information


When: Friday, April 6

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. (central)

Cost: $65 (per computer connection)

Registration: The fee is $65 for TML member cities. Each paid registration gives you one computer connection to the webinar. You may not share your access information; however, colleagues may view the live webinar in the room with you. Registration is limited to 85 connections, so register early to ensure your spot. 

There is only one way to register—online with a credit card payment. Payment and a valid email address are required to register. Please note that the viewing instructions will be sent via email to the person who is registered for the webinar. 

You must register by March 30 to participate in the webinar. No registrations will be accepted after that time, due to the process required to confirm your participation. If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to provide a substitute. If you cannot find a substitute, please email your cancellation request to by March 30. No refunds will be honored after this date.

Confirmation/Instructions: Participation instructions will be emailed on Monday, April 1. If you do not receive your instructions by April 2, please contact

Questions: Please contact the TML Conferences and Training Services Department at 512-231-7400 or


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