Texas Decides 2018 Voters Guide
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Proposition A

Shall the City Charter be amended to expand the types of ordinances that may be subject to referendum including appropriation of money, levying a tax, granting a franchise, fixing public utility rates, zoning and rezoning of property; and to increase the number of days within which a petition may be filed seeking a referendum on an ordinance passed by Council from forty to one hundred eighty days after passage of the ordinance; and to provide that no more than twenty thousand signatures of registered voters are required for a referendum petition instead of ten percent of those electors qualified to vote at the last regular municipal election?

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  • Yes - For the measure

  • No - Against the Measure

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Pro and Con arguments for and Against the Measure

From the supporters: Gives you more power to overturn unjustified tax increases, zoning changes, etc. Sometimes politicians make big mistakes. Proposition A gives voters more power of petition, so we can veto such mistakes by collecting 20,000 signatures and earning majority support in the ensuing election
From the opponents: Prop. A Shall the City Charter be amended to expand the types of ordinances that may be subject to referendum including appropriation of money, levying a tax, granting a franchise, fixing public utility rates, zoning and rezoning of property; and increases the number of days which a petition may be filed seeking a referendum on an ordinance passed by Council. This is a dangerous measure allowing anyone with the means to gather signatures from ONLY 3% of voters to scuttle any improvement or project that benefits our citizens & neighborhoods.