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Council may talk elections on Tuesday
Friday, March 13, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
City Council may hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, March 17, in order to address a possible vacancy on Council. The vacancy would occur if Council Member Greg Casar opts to run for the Texas Senate to fill Kirk Watson’s seat. That would leave Casar’s District 4 seat open until January, as Council cannot appoint someone to serve out the rest of his term, which ends this year. To remedy that, the city will have to hold a special election, likely in May. In an email to Council offices, City Clerk Jannette Goodall notes a complicating factor, saying, “As a reminder, the governor has not set the date for the Special Election to fill Senator Watson’s vacancy; therefore while we are posted for 3 p.m., we may have to recess and reconvene if the governor has not set the date. Positive thoughts that this will be a non-issue.”
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