Texas Local Government Code § 211.014. Panel of Board of Adjustment

(a) This section applies only to a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more.

(b) A board of adjustment shall consist of one or more panels of at least five members each to be appointed for terms of two years.  If more than one panel of the board is appointed, the board consists of the regular members of all of the panels.  The board may adopt rules for the assignment of appeals to a panel.

(c) If the board consists of more than one panel, only one panel may hear, handle, or render a decision in a particular case.  A decision of a panel of the board on a case constitutes the decision of the board.

(d) Meetings of a panel of the board are held at the call of the presiding officer of the panel and at other times as determined by the panel or the board.

(e) A panel of a board of adjustment:

(1) has the powers and duties that a board of adjustment has under Sections 211.008 , 211.009 , 211.010 , and 211.011 ;  and

(2) is to be treated as a board of adjustment for purposes of the requirement imposed by Section 211.008(d) .

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