Five propositions will be on the May 2 Special Election ballot in Kingsville, including a proposition to extend the terms of office for elected members of the city commission.
On Monday, the Kingsville City Commission voted unanimously to put Propositions A-E on the May 2 ballot.
Proposition A introduces a change to Article V, Section 2 of the Kingsville City Charter, extending the terms of office for the mayor and city commissioners to be from two-year terms to four-year terms.
Proposition B falls under Article V, Section 24, which would double the restriction length on recall petitions filed against any city officer from the current six months to 12 months after election or appointment, recall election or within the expiration of their term.
Proposition C is proposing a change in qualifications under Article V, Section 4, which would add language that the candidates should have resided in the city for a continuous period of 12 months immediately preceding election day, if voted for.
Proposition D is Under Article V, Section 12, and a vote for will change the meeting time for the meeting when the commissioners would qualify and assume the duties of their offices, held on the first Thursday after the election, from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The final ballot item, Proposition E under Article V, Section 17, if voted for, would change language that all ordinances, other than emergency measures, be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in some newspaper “publicly circulated” in Kingsville. The current language states that the newspaper must be published in Kingsville.