River Oaks City Council

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is three years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$5 per regular Council meeting attended; $2.50 per special Council meeting attended; not to exceed $40 per month; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

PLACE 1

Who’s Running?

Karen Wrighthttps://www.facebook.com/groups/300554244152185/
JoAnn Butlerjbutler@riveroakstx.com
John Claridgehttps://www.facebook.com/Elect-John-Claridge-for-River-Oaks-City-Council-124487564295525/

PLACE 3

Who’s Running?

Sherrie Uptmore Dasthttps://www.facebook.com/sherrie.uptmoredast.7
Darren Houkhttps://www.facebook.com/VoteRiverOaks/

River Oaks City Propositions

PROPOSITION A

Ballot PropositionShall the River Oaks Home Rule Charter be amended to permit a vacancy on the council to be filled by special election or by city council appointment in the event there is less than twelve (12) months remaining on the unexpired term and to delete obsolete provisions, by revising Section 3.13?

Se debe enmendar el Estatuto de la Regla del Hogar de River Oaks para permitir que se cubra una vacante en el concilio por elección especial o por nombramiento del consejo de la ciudad en el caso de que queden menos de doce (12) meses restantes en el plazo no vencido, y eliminar disposiciones obsoletas, revisando la Sección 3.13?
If I Vote FORThe city council will have the option of appointing a successor in addition to the current option of calling a special election in the event there is a vacancy on the council with less than one year remaining on the term. The revision also clarifies the role of the mayor pro tem in the event of a vacancy in the office of mayor, without a change in substance.
If I Vote AGAINSTA vacancy on the Council for an office with a three year term must be filled by special election in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Constitution.
Tax ConsequencesNone

PROPOSITION B

Ballot PropositionShall the River Oaks Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for city manager form of government by adding Section 1.03 “Form of Government;” revising Section 3.03 “Duties and Powers of Mayor;” adding Section 3.14 “Interference in Administrative Matters;” and revising Chapter 4 “Administration” in its entirety to provide for the qualifications, compensation, term, removal and duties of the city manager, city secretary, department heads and city attorney?

Se debe enmendar el Estatuto de la Regla del Hogar de River Oaks para proporcionar la forma de gobierno de la administración de la ciudad al agregar la Sección 1.03 “Forma de Gobierno”; revisando la Sección 3.03 ‘Deberes y Poderes del Alcalde’; agregar la Sección 3.14 ‘Interferencia en Asuntos Administrativos” y revisar el Capítulo 4 en su totalidad para proporcionar las calificaciones, compensación, plazo, remoción, y obligaciones del administrador de la ciudad, el secretario de la ciudad, los jefes de departamento y el abogado de la ciudad?
If I Vote FORRiver Oaks will change from a “Mayor-Council” to a “Council-Manager” form of government. A city manager will be appointed by the city council to be the chief administrative officer of the city instead of the Mayor. The city council will deal with city employees through the city manager. The mayor will preside over meetings and be the head of government for ceremonial purposes. The city council will have direct oversight of the performance of the city manager and have the right to terminate the manager. The city manager will appoint the city secretary and department heads. The council will retain power over the establishment of departments.
If I Vote AGAINSTThe mayor will continue to be the chief administrative officer of the city, and a city manager will not be hired.
Tax Consequences

PROPOSITION C

Ballot PropositionShall the River Oaks Home Rule Charter be amended to provide that a quorum of the city council is three (3) council place members, not counting the mayor, by adding Section 3.10(b), and revising Section 3.12?

Se debe enmendar el Estatuto de la Regla del Hogar de River Oaks para establecer que un quórum del consejo de la ciudad es de tres (3) miembros de lugares del concilio sin contar el alcalde, agregando la Sección 3.10(b), y revisando la Sección 3.12?
If I Vote FORCurrently the charter provides that a quorum is a majority of the “city council.” The city council is defined as “the mayor and five council persons” in Section 3.01 of the charter, thereby requiring that four members constitute a quorum. The mayor only votes in the event of a tie. If Proposition C is approved by the voters, three council members, without regard to the mayor, will constitute a quorum and be subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.
If I Vote AGAINSTThe current requirement of four council members to constitute a quorum will continue.
Tax ConsequencesNone

PROPOSITION D

Ballot PropositionShall the River Oaks Home Rule Charter be amended to delete Section 7.07(b) prohibiting an employee from becoming a candidate as it is contrary to state law?

Se debe enmendar el Estatuto de la Regla del Hogar de River Oaks para eliminar la Sección 7.07(b) que prohibe que un empleado se convierta en candidato ya que es contrario a la ley estatal?
If I Vote FORThere will be no change because Section 150.041 of the Texas Local Government Code supersedes Section 7.07(b) of the charter.
If I Vote AGAINSTThere will be no change because Section 150.041 of the Texas Local Government Code supersedes Section 7.07(b) of the charter.
Tax ConsequencesNone