Supporters of changing who could vote for Bryan council members are about halfway to collecting petition signatures.
Partners For A Better Bryan spokesman Bobby Gutierrez says that means the proposed change to the city charter will be part of next year’s city election.
He says the idea of the city at large electing single member district councilmembers has received overwhelming support since opponents spoke at a recent council meeting.
Gutierrez says anyone who thinks the council’s consideration of automatically adding the proposal to this November’s ballot came from the council is mistaken.
Approximately 1,400 signatures need to be certified to place a charter change request on the ballot.
The proposal would still require the council’s five single member representatives to live in their respective districts.
Click below for comments from Bobby Gutierrez, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.
Click HERE to read the Partners For A Better Bryan petition.