May 6, 2017 Election
What’s on the ballot?
Proposition 1 is a measure to change the terms of the Mayor and City Council Members from the current two-year term to a three-year term. After the Mayor and City Council Members serve three (3) consecutive terms they may not run for a period of two years and eleven months from the date of the expiration of the third consecutive term.
Proposition 2 is a measure to change the City of Rosenberg residency requirement from 6 months to 12 months for any candidate for Mayor or City Council Member.
Proposition 3 is a measure to change the minimum age limit from 18 years of age to 21 years of age or older, on the first day of office, for a candidate for Mayor and City Council Member.
Proposition 4 is a measure to increase the Mayor’s compensation to $900.00 per month and the City Council Member’s compensation to $700.00 per month.
Proposition 5 is a title change, changing outdated language of “qualified public accountant” to “Certified Public Accountant”.
Proposition 6 is a measure to amend the dates for the City Manager’s required submission of the annual budget from the current period of sixty to ninety days to a period of forty-five to ninety days prior to the beginning of each fiscal year. The revised time period for submission would allow for the City to obtain the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District certified property tax roll prior to submission of the budget.
Proposition 7 includes a petition verification process performed by the City Secretary to comply with the Texas Election Code and the City Charter and to establish the time period for petitions to be verified and submitted to City Council.
SPECIAL ELECTION: AVENUE B TO RIVER ROAD EXTENSION
A vote “Against the Resolution” would allow the City Council to move forward with the project to extend Avenue B to River Road.
A vote “For the resolution” would deny any and all funding for the project.
In December, the City was presented with a petition opposing the extension of Avenue B to River Road and denying any and all funding for the project. The City Council referred the initiative to the voters. This project would provide a second access point to the residents that live in the area, and to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.