The plaintiff challenges the district court's granting of the plea to the jurisdiction in his attempted suit alleging open meetings violations by a commissioners court. The open meetings act waives immunity for violations of the act and authorizes suits against governmental bodies. The presentment provision does not apply under these circumstances. The language of Texas Local Government Code §89.004 demonstrates that the types of claims governed by this provision are claims for monetary relief from a county. The trial court's judgment is affirmed in part, and reversed and remanded in part. Austin Court of Appeals, No. 03-11-00276-CV, 5-23-2013.
Riley v. Commissioners Court of Blanco County
Tex. App. Dist. 3
June 3, 2013