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    Proposition 13

    Highlights: Modification to vote of sitting City Council majority vs. vote of entire majority of City Council for bond issuance.

    Amended Text
    Amending the Charter of the City of El Paso Sections 3.5 D, City Council Procedures and Rules, and 7.16, Authorization to Issue Bonds, to read as follows:

    Section 3.5, Subsection D CITY COUNCIL PROCEDURES AND RULES.
    D. Voting. Voting, except on procedural motions, shall be by roll call and the vote shall be recorded in the minutes. No action of the Council, except as otherwise provided in this Charter, shall be valid or binding unless adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present and voting. Ordinances that impose taxes, grant franchises or leases, or authorize conveyances shall not be valid unless adopted by a majority of the entire Council.

    All bonds issued by the City shall be authorized by ordinance. Where required by law, the bonds shall be approved by the Texas Attorney General and registered by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts before delivery to the purchaser.

    Proposition Question
    Ballot Proposition No. 13

    FOR ( ) Shall Sections 3.5 D and 7.16 of the City Charter be amended to provide that the vote by the City Council to issue bonds requires the approval of a majority of the Council present and voting, rather than a majority of nine?
    AGAINST ( )  

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