Public hearing scheduled for 5 Cedar Park city charter amendments

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Cedar Park City Council will meet Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. for its regular meeting. (Community Impact file photo)

Cedar Park City Council will meet Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. for its regular meeting. (Community Impact file photo)

Discussions to add five amendments to the Cedar Park city charter will continue Jan. 14 with a public hearing and first reading.

These charter changes would be added to the May 1 ballot for Cedar Park residents' approval. City Council began discussing possible amendments in December.


If approved, the five propositions on the May ballot will include:

  • Proposition A would extend term length from two years to three years beginning in the May 2022 general election where two positions would be three-year terms and two positions would be two-year terms.

  • Proposition B would clarify the city manager’s authority to sign agreements, instruments and documents for the annual budget and city charter.

  • Proposition C would authorize appointments to fill a vacancy on City Council with an unexpired term of 12 months or less.

  • Proposition D would protect the confidentiality of sensitive information discussed in closed executive session pursuant to state law and extend the provision to city boards, commissions, committees and task forces with necessary exceptions.

  • Proposition E would provide automatic and immediate resignation for a mayor or council member upon filing for candidacy for another public office except for City Council.


The full proposed proposition language can be found on the meeting agenda.

In May, three Cedar Park council member seats will be up for election: Place 1, currently held by Tim Kelly; Place 3, currently held by Anne Duffy; and Place 5, currently held by Rodney Robinson.

Here are important May election dates to know:

  • April 1: last day to register to vote

  • April 19: first day of early voting

  • April 20: last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)

  • April 27: last day of early voting

  • May 1: election day


Cedar Park City Council will meet Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. for its regular meeting. Meetings are streamed online.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.



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