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Taylor County Election Results

Taylor County Election Results

UNOFFICIAL FINAL RESULTS FOR TAYLOR COUNTY

U.S. District 19 Representative: Jodey Arrington (Incumbent) (R)

Governor of Texas: Greg Abbott (Incumbent) (R)

Lieutenant Governor of Texas: Dan Patrick (Incumbent), (R)

Attorney General of Texas: Ken Paxton (Incumbent) (R)

State Representative District 71: Stan Lambert (Incumbent) (R)

Taylor County Proposition Election Results

For or Against
Proposition A: FOR

The issuance of $8,000,000 tax bonds by the City of Abilene, Texas for constructing and equipping public safety facilities for the Abilene fire department, and levying a tax sufficient to make the payments of principal and interest thereon.

Additional Information This $8 million bond would be used to fund the building of a 9th Abilene fire station located on 3 acres of City owned property on FM707, at the Beltway South and East 707 Spur. The proposed 14,000 square foot fire station would house a crew comprised of 12 new firefighters who would serve far south Abilene. For more information on this bond proposal, visit Your Abilene Investment.

For or Against

Proposition B: FOR

The code of ordinances of the City of Abilene, Texas shall be amended by enacting an ordinance outlawing abortion within the City of Abilene, declaring Abilene a sanctuary city for the unborn, making various provisions and findings, providing for severability, repealing conflicting ordinances, and establishing an effective date.

Proposition C: Results: YES

Shall the City Charter of the City of Abilene be amended throughout to replace the words "he", "his" and "him" with the words "he or she", "his or her", and "him or her"?

Additional Information At present, the City Charter refers to anyone in service to the City of Abilene as male. The proposed amendment to the City Charter would work to recognize that both men and women serve the City of Abilene.

Proposition D: Results: YES

Shall the City Charter of the City of Abilene be amended throughout to replace the words "Councilman" and "Councilmen" with the words "Councilmember" and "Councilmembers"?

Additional Information At present, the City Charter refers to anyone elected to Abilene City Council as male. The proposed amendment to the City Charter would work to recognize that both men and women serve in leadership roles for the City of Abilene, replacing the words Councilman and Councilmen with Councilmember and Councilmembers.

Proposition E: Results: NO

Shall Section 58 of the City Charter of the City of Abilene be amended to remove the provision that the parks and recreation board is responsible for the implementation of the parks and recreation policies throughout the city.

Additional Information At present, the City Charter states "The Parks and Recreation board shall be responsible for the formulation and recommendation of park and recreation policies to the City Manager and Council, and shall be responsible for the implementation of such policies throughout the city." This proposed amendment would eliminate "and shall be responsible for the implementation of such policies throughout the city" so that the City Manager, Parks and Recreation Director, and Parks and Recreation staff work to implement the policies that are recommended by the Parks and Recreation Board and approved by City Council.

Proposition F: Results: YES

Shall Section 63 of the City Charter of the City of Abilene be amended to read that the director of the parks and recreation department shall be appointed by the city manager, shall serve as the regular technical advisory of the parks and recreation board, and shall have the status of a director of the department and have such other duties and responsibilities as the city manager may establish?

Additional Information At present, the City Charter states the Director of Parks and Recreation shall be appointed by the City Manager with the approval of the Parks and Recreation Board, and that said director shall be subject to removal by the City Manager.

The proposed amendment to the Charter would revise this to state that the Director of Parks and Recreation shall be appointed by the City Manager, shall serve as the regular technical advisor of the Parks and Recreation Board, shall have the status of a director of a [City] department, and shall have such other duties and responsibilities as the City Manager may establish.

Proposition G: Results: YES

Shall Section 84 of the City Charter of the City of Abilene be amended to remove the provision that the planning and zoning commission shall submit annually to the city manager a list of recommended capital improvements which, in the opinion of the commission, are necessary or desirable during the forthcoming five year period?

Additional Information At present, the City Charter lays out seven powers and duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission. One of those duties is to submit, on an annual basis, a list of recommended capital improvements, if any, to the City Manager. This proposed Charter Amendment would take the responsibility of creating a list of recommended capital improvements off of the Commission and place it in the appropriate City staff's hands to present to the Council for consideration and possible adoption.

Proposition H: Results: YES
Shall Section 137 of the City Charter of the City of Abilene be amended to read that police officers and fire fighters shall abide by the applicable civil service statues governing political activities?

Additional Information This proposition is asking voters whether the City Charter should adopt additional language that complies with current State law for the political activity of civil service personnel.

At present, the City Charter reads: "No appointed or hired employee on the payroll of the City shall make a contribution to the campaign fund of any person seeking election to city office or to any political party supporting a candidate for election to a city office, nor shall he be solicited for this purpose; nor shall he take active part in any political campaign relating to an election to a city office."

State law allows civil service (police and fire) employees different privileges on what is acceptable behavior during local elections. This proposed Charter amendment removes any confusion as to whether or not Abilene Police Officers or Abilene Firefighters may participate in an election to a city office.

Source: http://www.taylorcountytexas.org/549/Election-Results