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Posted on: October 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Forney City Council Votes to Place City Charter Amendments on November Ballot

City Charter Election November 7th - News Flash

On August 15, 2023, Forney City Council approved Ordinance No. 23-21 ordering a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, for the purpose of making several charter amendments.  The city charter is the fundamental governing document for the city and outlines certain authorities and restrictions the city has over municipal affairs.

The proposed amendments include adding term limits, changing from 2 to 3-year terms, amending staggered terms, adding special elections for certain vacancies, changing signature limits on a recall petition, and changing the mayoral vote to a tie-breaking vote only.

The Forney City Council invites all residents to participate in the process of shaping the City's future by voting on these proposed amendments in the November election. For detailed information regarding the proposed amendments, voting schedules, and locations, please visit our official website:

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