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The Mayor and City Council shall be elected under the general provisions provided by Article IV of this Charter for three (3) year terms. The three (3) year terms shall be staggered so that the Mayor and City Council Persons from Place 1 and 2 shall be elected year one (1), City Council Persons from Places 3 and 4 shall be elected year two (2), and City Council Persons Place 5 and 6 shall be elected year three (3). The Mayor and each of the City Council Persons, unless sooner removed under the provisions of this Charter or State law, shall hold office until his successor is elected and duly sworn.

 

Positions for members of the City Council shall be for Mayor and Places 1 through 6. Commencing with the regular municipal City Council election of 2006, positions for Places 3 and 4 shall be elected for a term of two (2) years and City Council Persons for Places 5 and 6 shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. Commencing with the regular municipal election of 2007, positions for Mayor and City Council Persons for Places 1 and 2 shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. Commencing with the regular municipal election of 2008, City Council Persons for Places 3 and 4 shall be elected for a three (3) year term. Thereafter, the Mayor and each member of the City Council shall be elected for a three (3) year term.

 

Terms of office shall commence at the beginning of the first regular meeting of the City Council following the canvass of the election as provided by Article 4.

 

Requirements for City Council Candidacy

 

Each candidate for membership and each member of the City Council shall be and remain:

 

  • A resident of the City of Colleyville and shall have been a resident for a period of not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding their election or a resident of any territory not formerly within the corporate limits of the City but which is annexed under the provisions of this Charter for twelve (12) months preceding their election;
  • A qualified voter of the State of Texas and the City of Colleyville;
  • Not financially delinquent to the City.

If any member of the City Council fails to maintain the foregoing qualifications, or shall fail to maintain the seventy-five percent (75%) attendance record for all regularly scheduled meetings, as specified in Section 3.09 hereof, during each elected year, or shall be convicted of a felony or offense involving moral turpitude, the City Council shall declare a vacancy in the office of that member of the City Council at its next regular meeting and shall fill the vacancy as set forth in the Charter.

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