City of Hondo Elections

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Medina County Election Office
1202 14th Street
Hondo, Texas 78861

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Below are the 5 (five) propositions for consideration on November 3, 2020.

PROPOSITION ONE
Shall Sections 3.04 (2) of the City Charter be amended to require a super majority of the Council to overturn the Mayor’s Veto of an Ordinance or Resolution?  
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Article III, Section 3.04 (2) of the City Charter be amended to require a super majority of the Council to overturn the Mayor’s Veto of an Ordinance or Resolution when amended, shall read as follows:

 SECTION 3.04          Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem
(2)       Before an Ordinance or Resolution adopted by the City Council may take effect, the Ordinance or Resolution must be signed by the Mayor except as authorized further in this paragraph. On any Ordinance or Resolution adopted by the Council to which the Mayor does not execute or file objections within one week after Council approval, the Ordinance or Resolution shall take effect. If the Mayor files objections with the City Secretary within one week after Council approved the Ordinance or Resolution, the action by the Mayor shall be deemed a veto of the original Council action. Mayor’s objections must be filed within one week of the original Council action, and must state the Mayor’s reason for this filing. The City Secretary will forward copies to each Council Member along with notice that the original item will be added to the next Council agenda for reconsideration by the Council. At the meeting at which the ordinance or resolution is reconsidered an affirmative vote of the majority a super majority of the Council Members present shall overturn the Mayor’s veto and constitute immediate enactment of the ordinance or resolution and no further veto authority shall exist with respect to said ordinance or resolution. If an ordinance takes effect automatically without the Mayor’s signature by any provision in this paragraph, the City Secretary shall note in the signature block of the ordinance the date and reason the ordinance became effective without signature and shall note that no further signature is necessary.

 PROPOSITION TWO
Shall Sections 3.05 (2) of the City Charter be amended to require that in addition to removing a Council Member for being absent from three (3) consecutive meetings without an acceptable explanation, that a Council Member may also be removed if they miss more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the regular scheduled Council meetings in a calendar year?
FOR    ____���             AGAINST      ____���
Article III, Section 3.05 (2) of the City Charter shall be amended to require that in addition to removing a Council Member for being absent from three (3) consecutive meetings without an acceptable explanation, that a Council Member may also be removed if they miss more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the regular scheduled Council meetings in a calendar year, so that the paragraph when amended, shall read as follows:
SECTION 3.05           Vacancies, Forfeiture and Filling of Vacancies
(2)       If any member of the City Council is absent from three (3) consecutive regular meetings without explanation acceptable to a majority of the remaining Council Members or if any member of the City Council is absent for more than twenty-five (25%) of the aggregate number of regularly scheduled meetings in a calendar year, his/her office shall be declared vacant at the next regular meeting of the City Council by resolution. The determination of absences shall be calculated after the first six months a member is in office.

PROPOSITION THREE
Shall section 5.02 (2) (B) of the City Charter be amended to clarify that a candidate for City Council shall be a registered voter?
FOR    ____���             AGAINST      ____���
Article V. Section 5.02 (2) (B) of the City Charter shall be amended to clarify that a candidate for City Council shall be a registered voter, so that the paragraph when amended, shall read as follows: 
SECTION 5.02           Filing for Office 
(2)        Candidates for elective City offices shall meet the following qualifications:
(A)       Shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing;
(B)       Shall be a qualified registered voter;

PROPOSITION FOUR
Shall section 7.16 (4) of the City Charter be amended to reduce the City Manager’s required financial report to Council on the revenues and expenditures of the City from monthly to quarterly?
FOR    ____���             AGAINST      ____���
Article VII. Section 7.16 (4) of the City Charter shall be amended to reduce the City Manager’s required financial report to Council on the revenues and expenditures of the City from monthly to quarterly, so that the paragraph when amended, shall read as follows: 
SECTION 7.16           Administration of Budget
(4)        The City Manager shall submit to the City Council each month quarter a report covering the revenues and expenditures of the City in such form as requested by the City Council.

PROPOSITION FIVE
Shall section 14.02 of the City Charter be amended to reduce the limitation on the hiring of Mayor and City Council relatives to from second degree to first degree by affinity or consanguinity?
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Article XIV, Section 14.02 of the City Charter shall be amended to reduce the limitation on the hiring of Mayor and City Council relatives from second degree to first degree by affinity or consanguinity, so that the paragraph when amended, shall read as follows: