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Bridgeport City Council to consider election, associated signage

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Bridgeport City Council will vote on a pair of political issues at its meeting Tuesday.

Officials will consider calling the May 10 general and special elections. The general election will be held to elect the positions of mayor and place 1 and 2 on the council, while the special election will determine a successor for place 3.

Jimmy Meyers was appointed to the post in August to fill a vacancy created when Kevin Lopez resigned. According to local government code, the person appointed to fill the vacancy serves until the next regular election.

During a workshop session, the council will discuss amending political sign regulations.

In accordance with House Bill 259, which was signed into law during the 83rd regular legislative session, electioneering is now allowed near polling places. However, provisions allow the entity owning the building to enact “reasonable regulations” in regard to the time, place and manner of electioneering.

Council will discuss the regulations it would like to enact.

The council will also consider:

  • an airport hangar lease transfer from Crisp Real Estate Partners LP to Ron Rieman;
  • the minutes from the Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 meetings; and
  • the Dec. 19-Jan. 8 payment report in the amount of $186,564.69.

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