Municipal Conversion of Independent Special Districts (Watch)

<p>Municipal Conversion of Independent Special Districts (Watch)</p><p> SB 84 (Lee) adds a minimum population standard to existing criteria for converting an independent special district into a municipality. Specifically, it requires an independent special district wishing to convert to a municipality to have a minimum population of 1,500 people if the population of the county is less than 75,000 people or, if the county has more than 75,000 people, then the independent special district wishing to convert to a municipality must have a population of at least 5,000. Unlike the standards for incorporation of a new municipality, there is not currently a population requirement for the conversion of an independent special district. (<a href="mailto">Branch</a>)</p>