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Big Spring City Council members will meet in regular session this evening, beginning at 5:30 PM at 307 E. 4th St. in Big Spring.


During tonight’s meeting, the certification of signatures on a recall position for Councilman Jim DePauw, District 6, is listed on the agenda.


Last month, Council members DePauw, along with Camila Strande, District 5, Terry McDaniel, District 3, and Raul Marquez, District 1 walked out during a Big Spring City Council meeting on June 23, 2020, after a heated disagreement on Robert’s Rules that resulted from Mayor Shannon Thomason announcing that a motion made by Marquez was out of order. Since then, a petition, citing dereliction of duty, has been filed to recall Councilman DePauw.


There will also be an emergency reading of an ordinance calling for a special election to be held not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days from today's date for the purpose of voting for or against the recall of City District 6 Council member DePauw.


Other items listed on tonight's agenda are a first reading of a resolution asserting tht two legal memoranda on interpretation of the Charter with regard to Recall of Officers are no longer subject to confidentiality, privilege, or work product immunity.


There will also be first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 1 of the Code of Ordinances entitled "Administration" Section 1-170 "City Council," subsection C "Parliamentary Standard" to allow the City Attorney to participate in City Council discussions but not granting the City Attorney the right to vote.


A first reading of a resolution amending Chapter IX of the Big spring Personnel Policy entitled "Conduct," to add a new section 7 entitled "Relations with Mayor and City Council," in order to establish standards for relations between City Council and staff.


In addition to these items, there will also be a first reading of the following ordinances:

  • authorizing the City Manager to direct the placement of traffic control signs at various uncontrolled intersections; designating a crosswalk
  • authorizing Z20-04, amending the Big Spring Zoning Ordinance by rezoning all of Block 9, Bauer Addition, Kate Morrison School, blk/track 9, 4.132 acres in Big Spring, Howard County, TX and N.W. 7th St., from Single-Family Dwelling SF-3 to Single Family Dwelling SF-4
  • amending Ch. 13 of the Big Spring Code of ordinances entitled "Health, Safety, and Nuisances," article 3 "Abandoned, Inoperative, or Junked Vehicles" to re-align the subject regulations with State law and due process


Tonight's meeting can be viewed on our KBest Media Faceook page, on Suddenlink Channel 17, or through the city's live stream at:


To view more on tonight's agenda, visit:…/_07282020-405

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