On June 6 Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that a legislative special session will begin on July 18th, 2017 and identified 20 items to be addressed.
Five of the 20 issues have a potential impact on the commercial real estate industry, and ICSC will be closely monitoring them during the upcoming special session. Those items include:
- Property tax reform;
- Preventing cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land;
- Preventing local governments from changing rules midway through construction projects;
- Speeding up local government permitting process; and
- Municipal annexation reform.