Austin citizens will be voting to change the charter of the City of Austin on May 1, 2020. Early voting begins April 19th. Requests for mail-in ballots must be received at the county by April 20th. For information on ballots and election sites go to the Travis County elections site.
For a neighborhood discussion of some of the proposed amendments, please attend the SRCC general membership meeting on April 20th at 7pm. All attendees must pre-register. (See Agenda.)
Among the 8 proposed amendments on the ballots is a proposal to completely change how the city will be run, whether by a council and mayor as it is today, or by a “strong” mayor, who would be directly in charge of most departments and have substantial power over rule-making.
Information on the proposed amendments can be found at:
Austin Chronicle: https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2021-04-16/chronicle-endorsements-for-the-may-1-city-of-austin-special-election/