What CS Voters Will Consider to Change Charter Gets Preliminary Council ApprovalFeatured Stories, News Friday, July 27th, 2012
The College Station City Council has taken the next step to advance eight proposed changes to the city charter to voters this November.
Nearly all the two hour discussion was spent on changing the recall process.
Voters will decide whether to add to recall requirements based on a council members incompetency, malfeasance in office, or official misconduct.
Among those objecting during the public hearing was Benito Flores-Meath.
Responding to opponents, charter review committee member Brian Bochner says those displeased with council decisions can also file a city-wide initiative or referendum along with replacing a council member at the next election.
While the council adopted most of the review committee’s recommendations, Mayor Nancy Berry swayed a majority to drop the idea of limiting petition signatures to only those who voted in the last election involving the recall target.
Berry was also against changing the formula to 40 percent of registered voters.
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