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Council Handouts

Below are the City Council documents reviewed leading up to the calling of the November Charter Amendment Election.

August 24, 2015
August 17, 2015
August 3, 2015
July 27, 2015
July 20, 2015
June 22, 2015
June 1, 2015



Below are the video links to City Council meetings where the proposed Charter amendments were reviewed and discussed.

August 24, 2015
August 17, 2015
August 3, 2015
July 27, 2015
July 20, 2015
June 22, 2015
June 1, 2015

Carta Vídeo en español

Eighty-three charter amendment proposals will be included on the Nov. 3 ballot. Among the propositions is a decision for voters to approve or deny a change that would revise the procedure for filling Council vacancies (calling a special election for a mayoral vacancy and having the Council appoint replacements for vacant Council seats, unless there are two Council seats vacant at which time a special election would be called). The majority of the rest of the proposals are language updates (some portions of the current Charter were written in the 1950s); capitalization and spelling updates; and eliminations of sections where state law now covers their intent.

The proposed amendments were recommended by an 11-member Charter Review Commission that was appointed by the City Council and convened in October 2014 to review the document. During its eight month review process the group held regular meetings and two open forums to solicit community feedback for recommended changes. The Commission reported its findings and recommendations to the City Council in June of this year. More on the commission and its work is available at

The reason for the large number of propositions is due to the time that has passed since the last Charter review, which took place in 1989. In the 2015 Charter Amendment Election voters will also be asked to decide on a proposition that would require the appointment of a Charter Review Commission at least every 10 years.

Charter Election Guide in English
Guía Electoral Carta en español

Proposition Ballot Language in English
Propuesta Electoral en Español

Early Voting Dates and Times for Dallas and Collin counties
Oct. 19-23 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oct. 24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 1 - 6 p.m. 1 - 6 p.m.
Oct. 26 - 28 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 - 30 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.