The Texas City Limits Coalition (TCLC) is proud to announce its partnerships with the state’s top grassroots advocacy organizations: Texas Association of Builders, Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Texas REALTORS® and Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
The collective mission of the Texas City Limits Coalition is to engage in legislation that protects the rights of ALL property owners. TCLC’s array of partnership organizations is a testament to the fact that their mission is not singular. Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural property owners in both rural and urban areas of Texas are affected by over-reaching city ordinances that extend beyond city limits, where regulated property owners are not eligible to vote in city elections.
Texas Farm Bureau State President, Russell Boening, had this to say: “Several cities across Texas are currently restricting or prohibiting farming and ranching when there is no evidence that it is a threat to public health and safety. Texas law must be strengthened to ensure that farmers and ranchers are able to continue producing the food and fiber that our rapidly growing population requires. Texas Farm Bureau is proud to be a member of the Texas City Limits Coalition in our shared effort to push back against unnecessary regulatory overreach from municipalities across the state.”
Additionally, Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Director, James Quintero, stated: “Texans who live in an ETJ (extraterritorial jurisdiction) are governed by people they did not elect and subject to regulations they did not approve. This system is unfair and un-Texan and it’s time for the Texas Legislature to make things right.”
TCLC is honored to join its freedom-focused forces with that of these member-driven organizations. The Texas City Limits Coalition network will work in tandem to defend the rights of Texans subject to regulation without representation.
About Our Partners
Texas Association of Builders (TAB) is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders. Representing over 758,000 jobs and more than $71.5 billion annually in the Texas economy. TAB is dedicated to creating a positive business environment for the housing industry by addressing the housing issues of the people of Texas. To learn more visit texasbuilders.org.
The mission of Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) is to be the voice of Texas Agriculture. It is the state’s largest general farm organization with over 530,000 member-families. TFB’s vision is to maintain a prosperous agriculture and to ensure Texas families have a viable, domestic source of food, fiber, and fuel. TFB is a strong advocate for private property rights and believes government should be responsive and responsible. To learn more visit https://texasfarmbureau.org/.
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to improving freedom, prosperity, and opportunity for all. The foundation works on a wide variety of public policy issues and has a strong record of successfully advocating for reform. To learn more visit texaspolicy.com.
Texas REALTORS® are the state-level REALTOR® association in Texas. The REALTORS® advocate for private property rights which is part of their commitment to advocating for a strong real estate industry. To learn more visit texasrealestate.com.
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 147-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has near 18,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families, and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 55,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pastureland primarily in Texas and Oklahoma and throughout the Southwest. To learn more visit tscra.org.
Texas City Limits Coalition is a voice for every landowner. They serve as a platform for landowners to advocate on behalf of their property rights. They aim to diminish the regulation inflicted upon landowners and give them a say in the political representation within their municipality. Join our mission!