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Res 96-11 Endorsing the Establishment of a North Texas Tollway AuthorityTOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 96-11 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, ENDORSING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY. WHEREAS, the Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA) and there is legislative intent to consolidate the two agencies: and WHEREAS, North Texas mobility would be best served by the North Texas assets and operations of the TTA remaining in the Dallas -Fort Worth region; and WHEREAS, continued efficient toll road development is an integral component of the regional mobility plan for North Texas; and WHEREAS, maintaining mobility in the Dallas -Fort Worth area is important to the economic vitality of the state and the region; and WHEREAS, a tollway authority in Austin within or closely associated with TxDOT can be established to serve the tollway needs of Texas outside of Harris County and the Dallas -Fort Worth region. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas: SECTION 1: That the counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant be and hereby are encouraged to work together to establish a North Texas Tollway Authority. SECTION 2: That the Sunset Advisory Commission, TxDOT, TTA and the Texas Legislature be and hereby are urged to support the establishment of a North Texas Tollway Authority which incorporates the assets, liabilities and operations of the existing TTA. SECTION 3: That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Sunset Advisory Commission, the leaders and district representatives of the Texas House and Texas Senate, TxDOT, TTA and the North Texas Tollway Coalition. PASSED AND APPROVED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake this 12"' day of August, 1996. Resolution 96-11 Page 2 Scott Bradley, Mayor ATTEST: Ainge•osswy, Town Seca ry APPROVED AS TO FORM: Paul C. Isham, Town Attorney