City Council

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary
MeetingsMonthly council meetings; special meetings called as needed.

 

Place 1 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Sean Phillips
Michael S. Murray (incumbent)

Place 2 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Taylor Burton (incumbent)
Shawn M. Glover

Place 3 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Brad Reid
Chris Raines (incumbent)

Proposition A

Ballot PropositionAuthorizing the creation of the Newark Municipal Development District with the imposition of a sales and use tax with the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the City of Newark, Texas which boundaries shall automatically conform to any changes in the corporate boundaries of the City, at the rate of one-half of one percent for financing development projects beneficial to the district.
If I vote FORThe City of Newark can create a Newark Municipal Development District, and impose a 0.5% sales tax, to be used to fund development projects in Newark.
If I vote AGAINSTThe City of Newark cannot create a Newark Municipal Development District or impose a 0.5% sales tax.
Tax ConsequencesIf passed, the proposition will add 0.5% to the sales tax in Newark. If it is not passed, the sales tax will remain at its current rate.
What is a sales and use tax?This is the formal name for a sales tax. Individuals pay sales taxes on most goods and services in Texas.
What is the current sales tax rate?The base rate for the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. However, local government agencies (cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit authorities) can hold elections to increase the sales tax in their area. By law, the maximum sales tax rate (including state and local sales taxes) is 8.25%.

To find out what the sales tax rate is where you live, use the Sales Tax and Use Locator.
What do Municipal Development Districts do?Texas law authorizes cities to hold elections to create municipal development district in part or all of a city’s jurisdiction. Districts can undertake public projects, such as a
convention center, civic center, or auditorium.