May elections: Mayoral election, ballot initiatives in Rockwall
For the May 2015 election in Rockwall County, there are eight propositions, while one mayoral seat and 11 city council seats will be decided.
Mayor: Jim Pruitt, Dennis Lewis
City Council, Place 1:David White (uncontested)
City Council, Place 2: John Hohenshelt (uncontested)
City Council, Place 3: Freddie Jackson, Kevin Fowler.
City Council, Place 5: Scott Milder (uncontested)
Council Member, Place 1: Gary Lovell, Beverly Stibbens.
Council Member, Place 3: Patrick Short (uncontested)
Council Member Place 5: Jerry Klutts, Lee Nichols.
Council Member, Place 1:Nikki Robinson (uncontested)
Council Member, Place 3: John Thatcher (uncontested)
Council Member, Place 5: David Billings, Cameron Cowan
Council Member, Place 2: Lisa Mellers, Diane Culver, Catherine Butschek.
Council Member, Place 4: Brooke Lopez, Bennie Jones, Brad Emerson, Candy Arington.
Proposition No. 1: Eliminate provisions which have become inoperative because they have been superseded by state law, replace obsolete references, Update Terminology, and eliminate obsolete transitional provisions.
Proposition No. 2: City council appoint associate municipal judges and eliminate the option of the mayor being required to serve as municipal judge in the absence of the municipal judge.
Proposition No.3: Clarify that newly elected council members will be sworn in to take office at the first city council meeting following the official canvassing of the election.
Proposition No. 4: Increase the number of days the city secretary has to verify signatures on a petition from ten days to twenty one days.
Proposition No. 5: Change the date the city manager must submit the draft budget to the city council from August 1 to August 14.
Proposition No. 6: Change the date the council adopts the budget from 10 days prior to the end of the fiscal year to prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year.
Proposition No. 7: Clarify that council action is required to remove any city board or commission member who is absent from three consecutive regular meetings without explanation acceptable to the city council.
Proposition No. 8: Provide a procedure for operations of the city government in case of a disaster.