This slide came from a presentation to city council:
It appears that other people can collectively vote to take your property.
We deserve better
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This appears to the bill as it was adopted:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT
relating to the designation of a property as a historic landmark by a municipality.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 211, Local Government Code, is amended by adding Section 211.0165 to read as follows:
Sec. 211.0165. OWNER CONSENT REQUIRED TO DESIGNATE HISTORIC LANDMARK. A municipality that has established a process for designating places or areas of historical, cultural, or architectural importance and significance through the adoption of zoning regulations or zoning district boundaries may not designate a property as a local historic landmark unless the owner of the property consents to the designation. The municipality must allow an owner to withdraw consent at any time during the designation process.
SECTION 2. Section 211.0165, Local Government Code, as added by this Act, applies only to a designation of a property as a
historic landmark made on or after the effective date of this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
From HB2496 (signed by Governor):
Sec. 211.0165. DESIGNATION OF HISTORIC LANDMARK. (a)
Except as provided by Subsection (b), a municipality that has
established a process for designating places or areas of
historical, cultural, or architectural importance and significance
through the adoption of zoning regulations or zoning district
boundaries may not designate a property as a local historic
(1) the owner of the property consents to the
(2) the designation is approved by a three-fourths
(A) the governing body of the municipality; and
(B) the zoning, planning, or historical
commission of the municipality, if any.
(b) If the property is owned by an organization that
qualifies as a religious organization under Section 11.20, Tax
Code, the municipality may designate the property as a local
historic landmark only if the organization consents to the
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