Posts Tagged ‘utilities’

City Obligations for Providing Services to Annexed Areas

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

What services must be provided to annexed areas? State law allows cities to annex property by petition (voluntary) and city-initiated (involuntary), which now requires approval by a majority of voters in the area to be annexed. Once property is annexed, state law provides that “the territory and its citizens and property shall be subject to […]

Does the Red Flags Rule (Still) Apply to Local Government Utilities?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

As the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2011, enforcement of the federal Red Flags Rule began—a mere three years after its enactment. (The Red Flags Rule comprises federal regulations aimed at preventing or mitigating identity theft associated with certain financial transactions. The Rule requires certain creditors that offer or maintain one or more covered […]