The Killeen City Council will consider calling for a May 5 City Charter election Tuesday that will add two amendments clarifying financial transaction responsibility and capital improvement project budgeting.
The first amendment would clarify approval for interfund, interdepartmental and intradepartmental financial transfers. The City Council currently holds final authority over moving money between city funds and between departments within a fund. The new amendment would maintain council authority over interfund transfers — for example, the $1.67 million transfer of unallocated money from the solid waste fund to the general fund in January 2016 — and give City Manager Ron Olson final authority to approve transfers between departments in a fiscal year.
The Killeen Director of Finance, currently Jonathan Locke, would have authority over transfers of funds within departments.
The city said Tuesday it is working on a public information plan for the two amendments, which must receive a majority vote from voters for ratification.
The council will also consider calling for at-large City Council and mayoral elections on May 5.
The council will have three at-large seats up for election, currently held by Councilmen Jonathan Okray, Juan Rivera and Gregory Johnson. The only seat guaranteed to see a new face is that held by Okray, who will be terming out of the council after six years.
On Thursday, Rivera, 67, announced his re-election bid, joining eight other candidates who have announced so far.
The other candidates for the at-large seats include: Patsy Bracey, 72; Bruce Bynum, 50; Den’Mica Eugene, 42; Leo Gukeisen, 52; Tolly James Jr., 49; Hugh “Butch” Menking, 57; Brockley Moore, 50; and Placidio J. Rivera, 53.
The mayoral seat will also be up for election May 5. The candidates who have filed so far include incumbent Jose Segarra, 53; Arturo Cortez, 65; and Holly Teel, 47.
The filing period closes Feb. 16 for regular candidates and Feb. 20 for write-ins.
Early voting for the May 5 ballot opens April 23 and ends May 1.
The council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 101 N. College St.