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City ponders home rule charter proposal

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Latest

Farmersville voters appear set to have an election in their near future that would estab­lish a home-rule charter for the city they call home.

That was the consensus of city council, which at its Jan. 12 meeting agreed to move forward with considering a resolution to send the charter issue to a vote in May. Coun­cilmembers will meet next on Jan. 26.

City Manager Ben White told council it has until Feb. 11, which he said is 78 days until the election, to decide whether to refer the charter proposal to voters. The coun­cil, he said, must “order the election” on or before Feb. 11. White told councilmem­bers they have “two meetings before then” to finalize their request. The second meeting will occur on Feb. 9. The elec­tion is set for May 1.

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By John Kanelis • [email protected]

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