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Home rule charter could be next step for city

by | Aug 22, 2019 | Latest

City council has been discussing the timing of calling a home rule charter election. (File photo)

The timeline of changing from a general law city a home rule form of government is being discussed by the Farmersville city council.

The major difference between the two forms of government is a general law city gets its powers specifically through Texas statutes. In a home rule city, a charter, voted on by the residents, defines the structure, power, duties and authority of local government.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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