Monday, November 2, 2015

Richardson Charter Amendments - How to Vote

There's an election in Texas on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Among other things, there are 83 propositions for amendments to the Richardson city charter. Some people want you to vote all "YES". Some want you to vote all "NO". I'm here to help you navigate between these all-or-nothing positions. You're welcome.

Here are my detailed recommendations for how to vote:

If it's too much to read all that, here's a nice, short cheat sheet you can print off and take to the polls with you.

Yes/No Propositions Reason
YES 1,2,6,7,9,11-14,20-23,25-32,34-41,43,45-51,53-66,69,70-83 Cleanup, clarification or minor change
YES 3,4 Calls special election for council vacancies
NO 5 Restricts public's right to attend and speak at meetings
NO 8 Permits unlimited contractual term for city manager
NO 10,15,17,18,67 Insufficient information to judge
YES 16 Removes cap on total indebtedness
YES 19 Calls for periodic charter review
YES 24 Pays council members $100 per meeting
YES 33 Makes city attorney also municipal court prosecutor
NO 42 Loosens definition of what are emergency expenditures
YES 44 Restricts public's use of referendum
YES 52 Restricts public's use of recall
YES 68 Removes cap on franchise fees

1 comment:

Mark Steger said...

With all Dallas and Collin County precincts in, all Richardson city charter amendments pass by large margins.