Charter approval sought in Laguna Vista

Special to the PRESS

gavelThe Town of Laguna Vista continues to seek approval of its City Charter election, almost one year after citizens voted here for its approval.

With unresolved issues related to the change in power of the mayor, change in terms of office and the use of numbered posts as it may relate to denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color or membership in a language minority group, the Town Council will hear an update Tuesday on efforts to gain preclearance in an ongoing investigation by the US Department of Justice.

Laguna Vista citizens voted on May 14, 2011to upgrade their town’s form of government by almost a two-to-one margin in last year’s special election. A total of 481 people voted for the proposed Home Rule charter, with 266 voting against.

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