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Election Results - November 5th, 2013

City of Amarillo:


ARC Bond Election
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  6,817  46% 
Against  8,096  54%

The issuance of $31,500,000 general obligation bonds for park and recreation facilities


Proposition 1
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,702  75%
Against  3,502  25%

To amend the Amarillo City charter by making nonsubstantive vocabulary changes throughout all Articles of the charter in order to use modern and consistent terminology, titles, and labels, which shall include but not be limited to, changing the name of the governing body from "City Commission" to "City Council," as well as applying such consistent and modern terminology, titles, and labels to other propositions on this ballot that are approved.


Proposition 2
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  11,461  81%
Against  2,631  19%

To repeal Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the General Provisions of the Amarillo City Charter, which are provisions that applied only in the years 1913 to 1915, during the transition to and implementation of the Charter upon its initial adoption.


Proposition 3
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,417  75%
Against  3,494  25%

To repeal references to a specific state law in the Amarillo City Charter and in each instance replace it with the phrase, "applicable state law, as amended," except for any specific statute that may be added by another proposition on this ballot.


Proposition 4
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,302  74%
Against  3,655  26%

To amend Article I, Section 4 of the Amarillo City Charter to remove the timelines and procedures for annexation and instead require that annexations be conducted in accordance with applicable state law as amended or by ordinance.


Proposition 5
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  12,296  87%
Against  1,865  13%

To amend Article V, Section 12 of the Amarillo City Charter to explicitly acknowledge that meetings must be conducted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, as amended, or successor statute.


Proposition 6
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  9,151  65%
Against  4,952  35%

To amend Article II, Section 22 of the Amarillo City Charter to provide that the governing body may appoint any number of municipal court judges as the governing body deems necessary for the efficient operation of the court, each of whom shall equally possess and exercise all judicial powers, duties, and privileges of that office.


Proposition 7
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  11,371  81%
Against 2,741  19%

To amend Article II, Section 22 of the Amarillo City Charter to specify that the maximum fine in municipal court shall be in accordance with state law as amended or by city ordinance.


Proposition 8
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  8,671  62%
Against  5,373  38%

To amend Article V, Section 16 of the Amarillo City Charter to remove the $250 limit on emergency expenditures by the City Manager and require that such shall be in accordance with applicable law as amended.


Proposition 9
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  9,400  68%
Against  4,540  32%

To amend Article V, Section 32 of the Amarillo City Charter to delete the specific dollar amount and to state that the City Manager and any other employee required to post an official bond shall do so as required by ordinance.


Proposition 10
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,868  77%
Against  3,160  23%

To amend Article V, Section 14 of the Amarillo City Charter to define a quorum as a majority of all members of the Commission.


Proposition 11
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,042  73%
Against  3,705  27%

To repeal specific dates and time periods for the several kinds of elections described in the Amarillo City Charter, and amending Section 9 of Article V of the Charter to state: "Except as provided in Article V, Section 8, the timing and ordering of, notices, conducting, canvassing, and all other procedures for each election shall be in accordance with state law and occur upon the next available date allowed by state law for such election, and in the absence of a state law, then in accordance with ordinance."


Proposition 12
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  11,412  82%
Against  2,550  18%

To amend Article V, Section 8 of the Amarillo City Charter to specify that the regular municipal election shall occur on the date allowed by state law that occurs on or nearest to May 1 in each odd numbered year and, if state law provides for two election dates which are equally near to May 1, then the governing body shall select one.


Proposition 13
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,031  73%
Against  3,706  27%

To amend Section 3 of the General Provisions of the Amarillo City Charter to add: "At any election for the adoption of charter amendments, if the provisions of two or more proposed amendments on the ballot are irreconcilably inconsistent, and each receives a majority favorable vote, then the amendment that receives the highest number of favorable votes shall prevail in that election."


Proposition 14
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,037  73%
Against  3,712  27%

To amend Article II, Section 23 of the Amarillo City Charter to add: "At any election for an initiative or referendum, if the provisions of two or more initiative or referendum measures on the ballot are irreconcilably inconsistent, and each receives a majority favorable vote, then the measure that receives the highest number of favorable votes shall prevail in that election."


Proposition 15
Precincts Reporting 100%
For 9,545  69%
Against  4,213  32%

To amend Article II, Section 23 of the Amarillo City Charter by adding: "In the event the committee does not file the completed and signed petition with the City Secretary by close of business on the 120th day (or the next business day if the City Secretary's office is closed on such day), after the day that the committee initially filed the proposed petition with the City Secretary, then such petition and the committee registration shall be deemed to be withdrawn and void."


Proposition 16
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,994  79%
Against  2,854  21%

To amend Article II, Sections 23 and 24 of the Amarillo City Charter by adding to each section: "For each completed petition submitted by the committee, the City Secretary shall be allowed a period of twenty-one (21) calendar days in which to verify that the required number of valid signatures is contained on each petition."


Proposition 17
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  8,312  61%
Against  5,343  39%

To amend Article II, Section 23 of the Amarillo City Charter by adding: "The city secretary shall not accept the registration of citizens as either an initiating or referring committee or their petition if the subject matter of the proposed petition has been the subject of a public election within the preceding three (3) years.


Proposition 18
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,591  77%
Against  3,195  23%

To amend Article V, Section 12 of the Amarillo City Charter to allow cancellation of a meeting of the city commission for exigent circumstances, provided that in no event shall a cancellation under this provision result in less than two meetings occurring during a month, in the absence of a disaster declaration.


Proposition 19
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  10,390  74%
Against  3,593  26%

To amend Article V, Section 5 of the Amarillo City Charter to provide that at the time of filing as a candidate for mayor or city commissioner, the person shall, in addition to meeting all other requirements and qualifications, either pay an application fee of $100 to the city secretary, or in lieu of such fee, submit a petition signed by 100 registered voters of the City, verified by the city secretary, in support of the person's candidacy.


Proposition 20
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  8,174  60%
Against  5,516  40%

To amend Article VI, Section 4 of the Amarillo City Charter to exempt from civil service all assistant department heads and those employees who are employed as an Attorney or other professional whose professional services are regulated by the state law on procurement of professional services by state agencies.


Proposition 21
Precincts Reporting 100%
For  9,303  66%
Against  4,745  34%

To amend Article II, Section 23 of the Amarillo City Charter to require that petitions be signed by not less than five (5) percent of the registered voters residing within the city.

 


 

Regional:

Donley Co. Alcohol Sales
For - 227
Against - 183

Silverton Tax Rate
For - 86
Against - 5

Stratford City Council - Top 3
Ann Johnson - 70
Rebecca Lowe - 70
Robert McGuiness - 52
Greg Wright - 68


State of Texas Amendments:

Texas Proposition 1
Ad valorem tax exempt of homestead for one's spouse killed in action

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  995,782  87%
Against  149,018  13%

Texas Proposition 2
Eliminate the State Medical Board and its Education Fund

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  946,259  85%
Against  171,054  15%

Texas Proposition 3
Extend # of days that aircraft parts are exempt from ad valorem tax

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  624,122  58%
Against  456,955  42%

Texas Proposition 4
Exempt from ad valorem tax of donated home to a disabled vet

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  961,560  85%
Against  167,820  15%

Texas Proposition 5
Authorize reverse mortgage loans when purchasing homestead property

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  680,883   62%
Against  406,422  38%

Texas Proposition 6
Create a State Water Implementation Fund

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  836,395  74%
Against  303,531  26%

Texas Proposition 7
Authorize home-rule cities to fill vacancy procedures in charter

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  806,735  75% 
Against  277,712  25%

Texas Proposition 8
Repeal TX Constitution's max tax rate for a Hidalgo Co hosp district

Precincts Reporting  100%
For  740,552  72%
Against  282,820  28%

Texas Proposition 9
Expand potential sanctions against a judge or justice

Precincts Reporting 100%
For  921,863    85%
Against  167,151  15%