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    Municipal utility districts (MUDs) and cities

    Am interested in any examples of cities in Texas that coexist with, overlap, or have merged with or absorbed Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs). Also interested in private gated subdivisions within MUDs.

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    moderator in moderation Suburb Repairman's avatar
    Jun 2003
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    I don't have any examples off-hand, but you should look around the Houston area. I've heard others comment that Missouri City, TX has a decent approach to working with MUDs, so that might be a place to start. Also, poke around Montgomery County (Texas).

    Pull out your Local Government Code and read up on MUDs. Coexistence, overlaping and merging between cities and MUDs is a VERY expensive process.

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