Charter Advisory Committee

On April 17th, 2018 the El Paso City Council voted to approve a resolution that created an Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee and the appointment of members to the committee.

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Committee Members

James Montoya - appointed by District 6

Mark Benitez - appointed by District 3

Steve Ortega - appointed by District 5

Richard Teschner - appointed by District 4

Jim Graham - appointed by District 7

Richard Dayoub (Chairman) - appointed by Mayor

Kevin Quinn - appointed by District 8

Tracy J. Yellen - appointed by District 2

Deborah Hamlyn (Vice Chair) - appointed by District 1

Special Election for Charter Amendment

DATE: Tuesday, November 6


Section 3.2 SALARIES

Prior to September 1, 2019, the annual base salary of the District Representatives shall be set at twenty-nine thousand dollars, and the annual base salary of the Mayor shall be set at forty-five thousand dollars.  

Commencing on September 1, 2019,the annual base salary of the District Representatives shall be set at the amount equal to the 2017 El Paso County area median household income as established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or successor agency ($45,300), and the annual base salary of the Mayor shall be set at one and one-half this amount ($67,950). Thereafter, on September 1, the base salaries will be revised annually and be set according to the above formula based on the prior fiscal year median income for El Paso County.

City of El Paso Special Election for Charter Amendment
Ballot Proposition A

Should Section 3.2 of the City Charter, relating to the salaries of the Mayor and District Representatives, be amended to provide that beginning September 1, 2019, the annual salary of the District Representatives shall be set each year at the amount equal to the El Paso County area median household income as established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or successor agency for the prior fiscal year, and the annual salary of the Mayor shall be set each year at one and one-half that amount?

YES (  ) 

NO (  )


Ordinance Ordering A Special Election