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Old 05-23-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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In the U.S. can one city or county propose, design, procure funding, and build a facility in another jurisdiction without the latter's consent? For Texas how do ETJs (extra territorial jurisdictions) come into play? Are there rules regarding this kind of thing? I would imagine eminent domain would be a sticking point.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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I have never heard of such a thing, but can see the motivation. A town could build a sewage treatment plant, garbage transfer station or generation plant comfortably away from voters. Does this really happen?
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I have never heard of such a thing, but can see the motivation. A town could build a sewage treatment plant, garbage transfer station or generation plant comfortably away from voters. Does this really happen?
Oh, yes, there are many instances. My town has a sewage treatment plant in Superior, CO. We're not the only one.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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I don't think so. It would have to be done via a larger government body, like a state government. Portland's regional growth boundary would be one example, put in place through state action but having an effect well outside the Portland city limits. The city of Portland itself could not have done that.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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It can get messy. There was a three-way dispute over the county I live in building a recreational facility on a reservoir owned by the city next door but physically within the town I live in. My town wanted to collect property taxes as the land was exempt as a reservoir but not as a recreational facility. The city which owned the reservoir complained about the county using more land than it had actually leased.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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In our case it is suburban counties wanting to build roadway projects to connect to jobs in the central city county. Very often they do not consult with neighboring jurisdictions before proposing (nothing beyond that point as of yet) these projects.
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