Bee Cave City Council calls special election to fill seat formerly held by Bill Goodwin

(Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
(Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

(Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Bee Cave City Council on July 28 approved an ordinance calling for a special election to fill a vacancy on the council, according to City Manager Clint Garza.

The election will fill the seat previously occupied by Bill Goodwin, who was removed by a unanimous council vote June 17 for violating the city’s home rule charter, according to a report by an independent law firm.


According to a previous Community Impact Newspaper article, Goodwin, a council member since 2005, violated the city's home rule charter. The report stated that he did so by "impermissibly giving orders to subordinates, and impermissibly pressuring subordinates of the city manager to communicate information to Goodwin before that information was made known to the city manager."

On June 29, Goodwin filed a suit against the city's mayor and council members.

The winner of the special election will serve until the seat's next election in 2022.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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