McKINNEY (Feb. 19, 2014) — The McKinney City Council approved an ordinance to call a city charter amendment election on Saturday, May 10. Voters will have the opportunity to consider 10 propositions individually. Some of the proposed changes to the city charter include:
- Candidates and elected members of the City Council must provide evidence of physical residence in the district sought by a candidate or by a seated council member
- Deleting conflicting Charter provisions regarding appointment and removal of city employees
- Requiring candidates prior to running for office to reside in McKinney for at least one year
- Requiring candidates to reside within the boundaries of any district seat sought for at least a year
- Amending the City Charter to correct non-substantive errors, such as misspellings, punctuation and grammar
- Deleting references to obsolete provisions of state law or provisions, practices and policies no longer employed by the city
Election Day is Saturday, May 10. For more information, visit the website at 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. Incorporated 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.