All but two Lakeway ballot propositions pass

Lake Travis-Westlake residents wait to vote at the Lakeway Activity Center on Nov. 3. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Travis-Westlake residents wait to vote at the Lakeway Activity Center on Nov. 3. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Travis-Westlake residents wait to vote at the Lakeway Activity Center on Nov. 3. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated 9:56 a.m. Nov. 4: With final votes tallied in Travis County, five of Lakeway's seven ballot propositions were passed with a majority of the vote.

However, 64.1% of Lakeway residents voted against Proposition D, which would have eliminated the residency requirement for the city manager position.

The city's Proposition E narrowly failed with 50.11% or 5,318 residents voting against the ballot initiative. The proposition aimed to erase all references of the city treasurer from the Lakeway City Charter. The duties of the volunteer treasurer position would be allocated to the city's existing finance department.

Original story: Editors note: This story was edited to reflect that early results show a majority of Lakeway residents voting against Proposition G.

With early voting results in, several propositions for the city of Lakeway are headed towards voter approval.

According to election results, a majority of voters are in favor of most of the propositions focused on updating the city’s outdated charter.

The approval of Propositions A through G would bring Lakeway’s charter into compliance with current state law for matters concerning the power to annex new territories, terms of office and the authorization of bonds.

While early results show a majority of Lakeway's propositions trending towards approval, Proposition G received 6,758 votes or 63.92% against it. The proposition would eliminate the city charter requirement that the city manager must live within city limits. However, city council could vote to require residency as part of a city manager's employment agreement, according to city documents.

A full description of the propositions can be found here.

Proposition A received 56.95% of votes for and 43.05% against it.

Proposition B received 75.54% of votes for and 24.46% against it.

Proposition C received 66.65% of votes for and 33.35% against it.

Proposition D received 36.08% of votes for and 63.92% against it.

Proposition E received 50.36% of votes for and 49.64% against it.

Proposition F received 56.37% of votes for and 43.63% against it.

Proposition G received 63.03% of votes for and 36.97% against it.

Results are updated as of 7:20 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S. or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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