Windcrest considering series of amendments to city charter

Windcrest City Council

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The City of Windcrest is considering a series of changes to its city charter.

Among the changes proposed by city attorney Ryan Henry to be included in the city charter include:

  • Moving the city general election from May to November (which is a legal tweak to match state law).
  • The mayor, Council Place 3 and Council Place 4 will be elected on odd-numbered years.  Council Places 1, 2 and 5 will elected on even-numbered years.
  • Limit referendum powers of residents to exclude any changes from affecting budget or capital programs; including, as proposed:
    • “[Such] power shall not extend to the granting of franchises, budget or any capital program, or relating to appropriation of money, issuing of bonds, setting of utility rates and levy of taxes or salaries of City officers or employees, or any other ordinance not subject to initiative as provided by state statute or common law. The powers of initiative and referendum are limited to legislative acts.”
  • Tweaks adding provisions should the city “disannex” land and modifying language from inferring expansion to inferring adjustment.
  • Plus other format and legal tweaks

The city will hold public hearings to receive public comments on these changes on January 24th at 6 p.m. and on January 30th at 10 a.m. at Windcrest City Hall.



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