Click on the link below to download a PowerPoint presentation prepared by the Lower Brushy Creek WCID regarding their proposal for a 2% maintenance tax. It’s about 37 MB because one of the slides is a short video.
Be advised that ALL of the incumbent Senators and Representatives for both the Federal Government and the State Government did not respond to the questions submitted to them by the League of Women Voters.
The non-responsive government officials are:
Federal Senator John Cornyn
Federal Representative John Carter (District 31 – for most people in the Coupland area)
Federal Representative Bill Flores (District 17 for some Coupland area voters)
State Senator Charles Schwertner (District 5)
State Representative Larry Gonzales (District 52)
Evidently, our County Judge, Dan Gattis, and our County Commission, Ron Morrison, are concerned enough about keeping their jobs that they took the time to respond to the League of Women Voters’ questions.
Three terms on Coupland’s Board of Aldermen (a.k.a. City Council) expire in November. Those positions are currently held by Barbara Piper, Susan Schmidt, and Eldridge Tidwell. There has been no formal announcement by these current Aldermen regarding their intention to file for re-election.
According to the State of Texas Local Government Code for the Aldermanic form of government in a Type B General-law Municipality, if you want to serve as an alderman, you “must be a qualified voter in the municipality and must have resided within the municipal limits for at least the six months preceding election day.”
If you are interested in serving Coupland as an Alderman, you have from today though August 18 to file your application to appear on the Ballot. The 2014 General Election will be on November 4.
For more information, the official notice is posted at the Coupland Fire Station and on the City’s website: Election Notice.