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Special Election Charter Amendment, May 13, 2006

Proposition No. 1: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter III, Section 3, to be effective October 1, 2006, to increase the compensation paid to each City Council member to $25,000.00 per year and $29,000.00 per year for Mayor.

Proposition No. 1 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 3,4435,5609,003
Against: 2,3813,4695,850

Proposition No. 2: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter III, Section 5, to reduce the number of required meetings of the City Council from 48 to 44 per year, to include both regular and special meetings in the minimum number of meetings, and to delete the minimum number of Council meetings per month and maximum number of meetings per week.

Proposition No. 2 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 4,1406,43110,571
Against: 1,5982,5354,133

Proposition No. 3: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter III, Section 4, and Chapter IV, Section 2, providing that all general, special and run off elections be conducted on a date specified by state law.

Proposition No. 3 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 5,0457,90712,952
Against: 6869751,661

Proposition No. 4: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter III, Section 5, to provide that the swearing in of newly elected Council members will occur at the first City Council meeting after canvassing the election results.

Proposition No. 4 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 5,1828,05013,232
Against: 4997641,263

Proposition No. 5: An amendment to Chapter III, Section 8 of the City Charter to provide that if a City Council member shall become a candidate for nomination or election to any other public office, the member shall forfeit his or her Council office but shall continue to hold the office until a successor is duly qualified, if the holding over in office is required by state law.

Proposition No. 5 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 4,8387,67012,508
Against: 8721,2122,084

Proposition No. 6: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter IV, Section 1, and Chapter IV, Section 3, to provide that in addition to complying with state law residence requirements, a candidate for Mayor or City Council must have continuously lived in the Council District for which he or see seeks election for six full months before the first allowed filing date for the election.

Proposition No. 6 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 5,3848,34313,727
Against: 3976691,066

Proposition No. 7: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter V, Section 4, to delete the requirement that the City Manager post a bond.

Proposition No. 7 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 3,0534,9277,980
Against: 2,5803,6056,185

Proposition No. 8: An amendment to Chapter XXI, Section 6 of the City Charter to revise the publication and referendum requirements for the sale of City-owned property to increase the value of the property covered by the publication requirement from $25,000.00 to $125,000.00 and to increase the number of required signatures for a referendum on the sale from 500 to ten percent (10%) of the number of voters who voted in the most recent mayoral election.

Proposition No. 8 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 3,2745,4378,711
Against: 2,1992,9515,150

Proposition No. 9: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter XXII, Section 5 to provide that bids will be filed and opened by the City Manager or his or her designee.

Proposition No. 9 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 4,3626,83611,198
Against: 1,2021,6152,817

Proposition No. 10: An amendment to the City Charter, Chapter XXII, Section 6, to provide that Improvement Contracts shall be signed by the City Manager or his or her designee.

Proposition No. 10 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 4,4837,06711,550
Against: 1,0831,4272,510

Proposition No. 11: An amendment to delete obsolete provisions in Chapter XXIV, Section 3 and Chapter XXIV, Section 14 of the City Charter regarding the collection of school taxes and the inclusion of school taxes in the calculation of a maximum tax rate.

Proposition No. 11 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 4,1396,54410,683
Against: 1,3991,9273,326

Proposition No. 12: An amendment of Chapter XXV, Section 2 of the City Charter to allow the publishing of a summary of the ordinance granting a franchise or easement across or upon streets or public places instead of the entire ordinance.

Proposition No. 12 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 4,1036,33910,442
Against: 1,3962,0893,485

Proposition No. 13: An amendment to the City Charter to delete Chapter XXVII, Section 6 to conform with federal law prohibiting the City from giving preference to Fort Worth citizens when hiring department heads and assistant department heads.

Proposition No. 13 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 3,6335,7469,379
Against: 1,9822,8584,840

Proposition No. 14: An amendment to the City Charter to delete Chapter XXVII, Section 8 requirement to add standardized wage rate language in City contracts.

Proposition No. 14 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 3,9845,9989,982
Against: 1,5302,4163,946

Proposition No. 15: An amendment to Chapter XXVII, Section 16 of the City Charter to provide that an officer or an employee of a bank that serves as the City's depository bank shall be deemed not to have a financial interest in a City contract.

Proposition No. 15 Early VotingElection DayTotal Votes
For: 4,5997,24811,847
Against: 1,0501,4502,500

Total Early Voting Voters: 6,415
Total Election Day Voters: 9,673
Total Cumulative Voters: 16,088
Total Number of Registered Voters: 312,578
Percentage Voting: 19.42%

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