The Action: At the Thursday, February 11, 2016 Fulshear City Council meeting, the City Council voted to approve ordinance #2016-1206. The ordinance included calling the elections for two distinctly different issues: the “regular election” of a Mayor and three City Council members, as well as, and perhaps more importantly, placing the “Home Rule Charter” matter before voters. Click HERE to read the draft of the City of Fulshear Home Rule Charter document.
The Impact: While City Council elections occur in May of each year and are part of the fabric of determining city leadership, this May, Fulshear voters will have the opportunity to consider something completely different. They will have a rare opportunity to change the destiny of their city as they will be asked to vote on a new “Home Rule Charter”. The charter, if adopted by voters, will fundamentally change the way in which the City of Fulshear operates.
The Bottom Line: In a single unanimous vote in favor of calling the election, the Fulshear City Council made official the year-long effort to bring the Home Rule Charter issue to the voters.