The Bee Cave City Council, concerned about a lack of control over new development near the city, hopes to hold an election in May that would give the council authority to annex nearby land and better regulate what is built there.
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Caroline Murphy asked city staff to begin the initial steps to hold an election for home-rule status, which gives the council greater authority in land-use decisions. But a home rule city must have at least 5,000 people, which could be problematic for Bee Cave.
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