Big Spring City Council to Consider Term Limits Issue Again

by Mike Henry
KBYG - Special to NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - The issue of term limits for Big Spring City Council members appears for a final reading on the Tuesday City Council agenda.  

Several weeks ago the first vote on the item by Council was close, 4-3 in favor, and could very well be close again, but possibly the other way around.  It all depends on how City Council members react to a vote by the Texas Board of LULAC in December that stated the group is against term limits for City Council members.

We reported this to you back before the Christmas holidays, but this is the first City Council meeting since then.  The city would certainly like to avoid a new lawsuit from LULAC.

Up to this point, the plan had been to pass the issue along to Big Spring voters in May, which could still happen no matter how City Council votes since the local political group "Concerned Citizens" is circulating a petition to place term limits and "initiative and referendum" on the ballot.

Also on Tuesday, the City Council will consider action on topics ranging from the Municipal Auditorium to an emergency reading for runway upgrades at the Big Spring Air Park.  City Manager Gary Fuqua will update council on the topic of conservation and the increasing concerns over our shrinking reservoirs.

Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Big Spring Council Chambers.