Municipal Management Districts (MMD)

MMDs are special districts that are self governed, but are approved by the host municipality. Through their fundraising powers they can provide infrastructure and other services within the district according to a district-approved service plan. MMDs can be created (Ch 375 Local Government Code) through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) or by the State Legislature. The MMD does not replace existing city services, but provides supplemental services. They can be dissolved by the City Council, property owner petition, or by a vote of its board. The exact powers of the MMD will be determined by the Dallas City Council on a case-by-case basis.

Potential funding sources for MMDs include tax exempt bonds, special assessments, property taxes and impact fees.

Permitted services include, among others: economic development, health and sanitation, public safety, traffic control, recreation, landscaping, lighting, signs, streets, walkways, drainage and parking facilities.