Rod Bordelon is a distinguished senior fellow for Regulatory Affairs at the Texas Public
Policy Foundation.

There are thousands of special purpose districts operating in Texas with little or no oversight and very little public input. These SPDs should be subject to the state’s sunset review process that exists for other existing state government agencies. That process has returned the benefits of eliminating unnecessary agencies and programs and revising other agencies and programs to be more effective and efficient. This process also results in greater public awareness and input as well as legislative action.