McKINNEY (April 15, 2014) – Early voting begins Monday, April 28 for McKinney voters who will choose whether to approve 10 city charter amendments. Voters will have the opportunity to consider the propositions individually.
McKinney early voting locations:
- Collin County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd., Ste. 102
- McKinney Fire Station #5, 6600 W. Virginia Pkwy.
- McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St.
Early Voting dates and times:
- April 28-30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- May 1, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- May 2-3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- May 5-6, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The propositions that are up for approval include:
- Proposition No. 1: Shall the City Charter be amended throughout to correct non-substantive errors such as misspellings, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure and revise references to obsolete provisions of state law and conform notice and publication requirements to state law?
- Proposition No. 2: Shall the City Charter be amended to delete provisions, practices and policies which are no longer employed by the City of McKinney?
- Proposition No. 3: Shall Section 10 of the City Charter be amended to provide that candidates and elected members of the City Council provide sufficient evidence of physical residence in the district sought by such candidate or the district represented by an elected member?
- Proposition No. 4: Shall Section 15 of the City Charter be amended to provide that candidates for an election to the City Council be a qualified voter of the City not less than one (1) year prior to filing?
- Proposition No. 5: Shall Section 15b of the City Charter be amended to provide that candidates for the City Council be residents of the City for one (1) year prior to election?
- Proposition No. 6: Shall Section 16 of the City Charter be amended to provide for the continuation of City Council member compensation of $50 per posted meeting without the annual cap of $2,500 per year?
- Proposition No. 7: Shall Section 17 of the City Charter be amended to provide for authority to fill certain vacancies by special election or by appointment pursuant to the Texas Constitution?
- Proposition No. 8: Shall Section 30 of the City Charter be amended to provide for the deletion of conflicting Charter provisions regarding appointment and removal of employees?
- Proposition No. 9: Shall Section 34 of the City Charter be amended to provide for City Council authority regarding appointment and removal of certain executive employees of the City and certain affiliated public corporations?
- Proposition No. 10: Shall Section 66 of the City Charter be amended to provide for additional investigative powers to the Fire Department?
Election Day is Saturday, May 10. For additional early voting information and election day locations and hours visit mckinneytexas.org/vote.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population exceeding 149,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.