Voters to Decide on West U City Charter Amendments

Tomorrow is election day in West University Place.  Voters will decide the outcome of six proposed changes to the West U charter.

The precincts and locations for West U residents are as follows:
Precinct 15: St. Andrews, 5308 Buffalo Speedway
Precinct 87: West U Elementary, 3757 University Boulevard
Precinct 133: Colonial Parks Pool, 4130 Byron
Precinct 183: West U Community Building, 6104 Auden
Precinct 906: West U Elementary, 3757 University Boulevard

The polls will be open from 7am-7pm.

Photo identification will be required. For more information about required identification for voting, visit www.votetexas.gov.

Residents will be voting for or against the following propositions:

Proposition 1

Authorize an amendment to Article II Section 2.03 of the charter relating to the limit on successive terms for mayor and council, to increase the number of successive terms from two(2) to three (3).

Proposition 2

Authorize an amendment to Article IV, Section 4.01 of the charter relating to the power of initiative, to increase the number of signatures required on Initiative petitions submitted to council from three percent (3%) to five percent (5%) of all qualified voters of the city.

Proposition 3

Authorize an amendment to Article IV, Section 4.02 of the charter relating to the power of referendum, to increase the number of signatures required on referendum petitions from three percent (3%) to five percent (5%) of all qualified voters of the city.

Proposition 4

Authorize an amendment to Article IV, Section 4.06 of the charter relating to results of election, to limit the four-fifth (⅘) vote requirement of council to repeal or amend an ordinance to a six (6) year period and allow a simple majority of council to repeal or amend an ordinance eight (8) years after adoption.

Proposition 5

Authorize an amendment to Article VI, Section 6.02 of the charter relating to the city manager, to authorize the city manager, with the approval of city council, to appoint the city secretary.

Proposition 6

Authorize an amendment to Article VI, Section 6.03 of the charter relating to the city secretary, to delete the provision regarding city council appointment of the city secretary and include a provision setting forth the powers and duties of the city secretary.

To view a sample of the West U ballot, click on the link below:

http://www.harrisvotes.com/SampleBallot/VoterBallot/E/0087-13.pdf

George Boehme

George Boehme is the publisher of InstantNewsWestU.com and West University Essentials magazine.

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