Georgetown City Council leans toward establishing term limits

Other sections of the city charter to be considered for revision include qualifications for city employees, City Council vacancies and general power, among others. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Other sections of the city charter to be considered for revision include qualifications for city employees, City Council vacancies and general power, among others. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Other sections of the city charter to be considered for revision include qualifications for city employees, City Council vacancies and general power, among others. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown City Council remains in favor of term limits.

Council was presented with potential revisions that if voter-approved would be made to the city charter during a workshop June 8.

The changes to term limits would confine council members to no more than three consecutive terms of three years each as council members as well as mayor, City Attorney Skye Masson said.

Council recommended there be a "cooling off" period of a suggested two to three years before interested individuals could run for office again. Council also endorsed that council members and the mayor must be at least 21 years of age on the first day of the term if they are elected or appointed to the position.

Other sections of the city charter up for consideration include city employee qualifications, replacing vacancies on council and council general power, among others.


Council members agreed that if the charter amendment passes, it should take effect after Jan. 1, 2022.
By Fernanda Figueroa
Fernanda Figueroa graduated from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Fernanda now covers government and education for the city of Georgetown.


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