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Tue May 28, 2019, 04:31 AM

Dallas, McKinney urge Gov. Greg Abbott to veto bill limiting cities' construction regulations

AUSTIN ó Dallas and McKinney are among cities urging Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill that would limit cities' ability to regulate construction of housing and commercial buildings.

Advocates maintain that the proposed bar on cities imposing construction regulations exceeding basic national standards will reduce costs by quashing mandates now in place that benefit dominant vendors. Model codes that would rule are written by groups combining industry and government fire and building safety officials.

Lee Kleinman, a Dallas City Council member and the councilís legislative liaison, wrote Abbott urging him to veto House Bill 2439, which the House sent Abbott last week.

Kleinman said Monday that broadly, Dallas could lose its power to designate planned and conservation districts and related aesthetic standards. He said the issue before the governor boils down to who best governs a cityís look.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/05/27/dallas-mckinney-urge-gov-greg-abbott-veto-bill-limiting-cities-construction-regulations

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