The state of Texas could pass a bill requiring city elections to be held in November of even numbered years.
But those rules won’t fly with the city of Rosenberg.
At Tuesday’s Rosenberg City Council meeting, council members will consider opposing Senate Bill No. 1661, which requires elections to be held in November of even numbered years.
If this bill were to be signed into law, the city would no longer be able to conduct elections for the mayor and council positions in May.
In the last election held in November, Rosenberg residents voted on a proposition stating that elections could be held in either May or November.
Sixty-one percent of constituents voted for, 38% against.
In other business, council members will consider taking action on installing a speed hump on Spruce Street between Woodway Avenue and Sandalwood Avenue.
According to city policy, at least 65 percent of the property owners/residents must be in support of the change in order to proceed with the installation.
There are 17 residential homes and multi-family residential units located along Spruce Street.
Twelve of the homeowners stated they are in support of the speed hump installation, while five did not respond, or provide a definitive answer, city staff added.
This equates to approximately 70% of the residents being in support.
If approved, the speed hump would cost the city $1,600.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 2110 Fourth St. Residents wishing to speak must sign up in advance.
Citizens will be allowed to attend council meetings, but seating will be limited and masks will be recommended and encouraged. There will also be mandatory temperature checks.
Meetings can also be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at www.rosenbergtx.gov/tv, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.