By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
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To address the council about any item on the workshop or regular agenda, you must register with the city secretary by 3 p.m. or call 979-764-3500 and provide your name and phone number. Written comments will be provided to the council members.
Here are four items to watch:
1. Election Returns
The council will canvass the returns and declare the Nov. 2 general and special election results. Elizabeth Cunha was re-elected to Place 4 on the council, while Dennis Maloney and David Levine will runoff for Place 6. The two city charter amendments about city council ethics passed with almost 90 percent of the vote. An amendment that would have moved city elections to odd-numbered years was rejected by about 64 percent of the voters.
2. Cunha’s Oath of Office
Elizabeth Cunha will be sworn in to continue as the Place 4 council member. She was re-elected after receiving 56.3 percent of the vote.
3. Runoff Election
The council will consider declaring a runoff election on Dec. 14 for city council Place 6 between David Levine and incumbent Dennis Maloney. They were the top vote-getters in a three-way race on Election Day, but neither topped the required 50 percent. Maloney will continue to serve until the seat is filled.
4. Disaster Declaration Renewal
The council will consider consenting to the mayor’s extension of his COVID-19 disaster declaration to allow the city to continue receiving emergency pandemic-related funding.
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