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In a fight over the establishment of housing for the homeless, Williamson County attorney Dee Hobbs has asked the state attorney general for an opinion on whether the office can enjoin a violation of a restriction contained in a properly recorded plat of property within the county.

Hobbs’ office filed the request to state Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion committee April 8. The request centers on whether the county can sue the city of Austin to enjoin it from using platted land in the county for residential purposes, even though it was designated for non-residential use.

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P.J. D'Annunzio

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