From Community Impact News (Oct 1, 2021):
“The Travis County Taxpayers Union filed a lawsuit against Round Rock ISD over its approved tax rate Sept. 29.
“An original petition filed by the TCTU alleges that the RRISD board of trustees acted in ‘bad faith’ when five of its members voted to approve its tax rate during a Sept. 14 meeting. The suit also alleges that the board acted inappropriately in limiting available seating and used district police improperly to enforce a capacity restriction.
“The suit, filed in Travis County district court, alleges the board violated the tax code by not having enough board members vote to ratify the tax rate. Two of the board’s seven members were absent, resulting in a 4-1 vote, which the lawsuit alleges failed to meet the threshold of 60% of the board approving the measure—60% of seven is 4.2. The TCTU also claims limiting seating in the meeting room violates the Opens Meeting Act. …”
Read more: https://communityimpact.com/austin/round-rock/2021/10/01/travis-county-taxpayers-union-files-suit-against-round-rock-isd-over-tax-rate-vote