Austin Local News

News > Austin Local News > Report shows cities can take property owner land

Report shows cities can take property owner land

A new report shows Texas property owners have little legal protection from regulatory takings by cities. Certain groups are calling on the state legislature to better protect Texan’s property rights. Policy analyst Kathleen Hunker says the Private Real Property Preservation Act was passed to demand governments compensate an individual when their rights were restricted, however cities were not included, which means local governments essentially have Carte Blanche authority to halt, alter, and even eliminate, without compensation, an individual’s right to use and profit from their property. She says without the right to use land how you wish, it has little value.

For the tenth consecutive year, the Austin Chamber is partnering with Austin area Independent School Districts (...
At 2:33 pm on the afternoon of September 27, 2016 a resident living in the 16000 block of Pearce Ln. in Del Valle...
He says the Smart Corridor bond on the November ballot will reduce traffic congestion but Austin Mayor Steve Adler...
The Austin/Travis County Animal Services Office is asking the community to be alert and take precautionary...
Austin Police say during their three hour distracted driving initiative on Research Blvd, they handed out 151...