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Upcoming Saginaw City Charter Special Election – May 4, 2019

Upcoming Saginaw City Charter Special Election – May 4, 2019

On February 5, 2019 the Saginaw City Council approved Ordinance No. 2019-02, Calling a Special Election to be held on May 4, 2019 for the purposes of submitting to the voters multiple propositions to amend the Saginaw Home Rule Charter.  The City’s Charter has not been changed since it was adopted in 1988. Any change to the Charter requires voter approval.

In April 2018, the City Council appointed a citizen’s Charter Review Commission to review the City Charter and make recommendations for any changes to the City Council. The Commission held multiple meetings and completed their review. Their recommendations were presented at the City Council Meeting on December 4, 2018 and discussed in detail at the January 2, 2019 City Council Meeting. Ordinance No. 2019-02 calls the Special Election on May 4, 2019 for voters to consider the proposed amendments.

City Charter Info Meeting – Ask the City Attorney (April 17):  City Attorney Betsy Elam will be available on Wednesday, April 17th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Saginaw Recreation Center to meet the public and answer questions about our upcoming City Charter election. The Charter election will be held May 4, 2019.

Click the following link (http://ci.saginaw.tx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=652) for:

  • Factual Summary of Charter Propositions
  • The Approved Ballot Language
  • A Red-Lined Copy of the proposed City Charter
  • Early Voting Dates/Times/Locations.