When Mayor Brian Loughmiller was re-elected in May, he told TownSquareBuzz.com that one of the things he hoped to get accomplished in his final term was to institute some changes to the city’s charter. During a work session of the McKinney City Council on Monday evening, Loughmiller showed his fellow council members a timeline of the steps needed to be taken to make changes to the city’s charter via a charter election in 2014.
According to the timeline discussed at the work session, the charter amendment election would be held on May 10, 2014. Before the election, a committee of council members will recommend charter changes to the rest of the council in February. Then the council would approve the changes at a subsequent meeting. The people of McKinney would then have their chance to weigh in at the polls on any changes.
During Monday’s meeting, Loughmiller suggested that Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery and Council Member Geralyn Kever join himself on the committee to recommend the changes to the city’s charter. The remaining council members agreed with Loughmiller’s suggestion.
Loughmiller did not go into any detail about the specific changes the committee would seek in the town charter, but in May he told TSB that he hoped to make some changes to the McKinney election rules due to inclusion of Derrick Johnson’s name on the mayoral ballot despite Johnson dropping out of the mayor race shortly after announcing his intention to run.