Shall Section 6 of the Bryan City Charter entitled “Contracts and Purchases” be amended to allow the City Council to set the amount below which the City Manager may reject bids without first having to appear before the City Council of the City of Bryan?
The charter allows the city manager to accept bids to provide services or physical items to the city of $100,000 or less without approval of the council. This amendment allows him to reject bids of the same amount.
Shall Section 5(d) and Section 7(g) of the Bryan City Charter entitled, respectively, “City Council: Terms; Limitation on Consecutive Terms” and “Elections: Staggered Three-Year Terms” be amended so that members of the Bryan City Council have terms of four years, to match terms of Brazos County and College Station officials, and to provide that once two full terms have been served, a Council member must lay out two years unless running for Mayor?
Council members now serve a maximum of two three-year terms. This proposition changes terms to four years. College Station is switching to four-year terms with the Nov. 3 election, and Brazos County commissioners already serve four-year terms, with no limit to the number they may serve. This amendment eliminates city elections in off years, saving taxpayers about $50,000 per election. Five council members will continue to be elected by single member districts, with the mayor and a sixth council member elected at-large by all the voters of the city.