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The City Council recently approved an ordinance to hold a special election on May 1, 2021, to submit proposed changes to the City Charter to Missouri City voters. The proposed changes include the following:
The proposed amendments include changes that could impact the tenure of elected officials on the City Council of the City of Missouri City. If proposed Amendment E is adopted, beginning with the November 2021 general election, the four (4) district Councilmembers’ terms will increase from two (2) years to three (3) years, with elections being held every third year.
If proposed Amendment E is adopted, beginning with the November 2022 general election, the mayor’s term and the terms for the two councilmembers-at large will increase from two (2) years to three (3) years, with elections being held every third year.
Proposed Amendment F would prevent any elected official from serving longer than 12 consecutive years on City Council. After serving for 12 consecutive years, a minimum two-year period would be required before they would be able to run again.
The proposed changes to the Charter came out of the 2020 Charter Review Commission. Five City residents worked for six months, issuing a final report on Dec. 21, 2020. The last changes to the Charter occurred about four years ago. To read the comprehensive list of proposed Charter revisions that will appear on the May 1, 2021 ballot, visit https://bit.ly/38wMLB1.
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