Proposition A reorganized the order of the city’s statement of goals to be organized by people, places, environment, economy and public services. It received 2,362 votes, or 76.19% in favor and 738 votes against, or 23.81%.
Proposition B establishes term limits for council members for any regular election held after November 2022. They will not be able to hold elected office for two years after serving three consecutive terms in office other than mayor. It passed with 2,565 votes in favor, or 79.63% of the vote and 656 votes against.
Proposition C establishes term limits for the mayor. After four consecutive terms, the incumbent would be barred from running for re-election for two years. That passed with 2,607 votes, or 80.89%.
Proposition D requires that every council meeting agenda provides for a citizen comment period and a question-and-answer session with the press and public, a practice the council currently employs on its agendas. This proposition makes it law and passed with 2,925 votes, or 90.47% of the vote.
Proposition E lowers the threshold for the council to remove a city manager, from five council members voting in favor to four. That measure passed with 1,752 votes, or 55.41%.
Proposition F removes the requirement for a council to approve a city manager’s appointment of assistant city managers. That passed with 1,577 votes, or 50.51% of the vote.
Proposition G also removes council approval from staff hirings. The city clerk no longer must put forth assistant clerks before the council. That passed with 1,680 votes, or 53.98%.
Proposition H changed the residency requirement for the city clerk—allowing them to live within Hays County. Previously they were required to live within city limits. That passed with 1,898 votes, or 60.18%.
Proposition I removed the requirement for council approval of municipal court clerks and assistant clerks. That passed with 1,580 votes, or 51.3% of the vote.
Proposition J would have removed the residency requirement for the appointment of a presiding judge. That proposition did not pass. It received 1,004 votes, or 31.68%.
Proposition K would have removed the requirement that council approve the city attorney’s appointment of assistant city attorneys. The measure received 1,459 votes, or 47.26% of the vote.
Proposition L added a provision that no action of the planning and zoning commission can be enforced without a vote of five or more members. That passed with 2,490 votes, or 79.78% of the vote.
Proposition M requires the charter review commission to make a final recommendations report and require a designated member or the chair of the commission to present the report to council. That measure passed with 2,822 votes, or 91.12% of the votes.
Voter turnout for all of Hays County totaled 12,893 ballots cast out of 155,158 registered voters, or 8.3%.
All results are unofficial until canvassed.
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