|(a) A local group of citizens interested in establishing a branch campus maintenance tax jurisdiction shall appoint a Steering Committee of at least seven citizens to provide leadership on behalf of the tax effort. (b) The Steering Committee shall be composed of a cross-section of the population of the area, with representation from major civic groups and business and industry. A chair, co-chair, and secretary shall be appointed, along with any other officers who may be of assistance to the committee. Where the proposed branch campus maintenance tax jurisdiction is to be located in an independent school district, the district board of trustees may serve as the Steering Committee. (c) The Steering Committee shall: (1) serve as liaison between the local community, the college district which would operate the branch campus, and the Board; (2) be responsible for conducting a feasibility study and
a survey of the needs and potential of the area for a branch campus; (3) provide information to the community which, at a minimum, describes the nature and purpose of a branch campus; (4) summarize and evaluate the results of the feasibility study and survey and formulate conclusions for submission to the Commissioner; (5) prepare and circulate a petition to obtain not fewer than 5.0% of the qualified voters of the proposed branch maintenance tax jurisdiction; and (6) present the appropriately signed petition as set out in §8.30(a) of this title (relating to Legality of the Petition) to appropriate authorities for certification in compliance with Texas Education Code, §130.087.