By Kevin M. Smith

Killeen Daily Herald

The new Killeen City Council members will mull over three topics at the council's workshop Tuesday.

Juan Rivera, Kenny Wells and Claudia Brown will attend their first workshop as city council members. The three were elected last month.

Fred Latham, who has the most experience on the council, was re-elected last month and will serve as mayor pro-tem. This came after the new council members were sworn in at the last meeting.

Latham was first elected in 1988 as an at-large council member and was re-elected in 1990 and 1992 to the same position. In 1996, he was elected to an at-large seat and served until 1998 when he ran for mayor, a position in which he served two terms.

In 2003, Latham won the Ward 3 seat and then again in 2005 and 2007. While on the council, he served on several committees, including the Airport Advisory, Transportation, Beautify Killeen, Celebrate Killeen, Killeen Economic Development, Special Events and City Manager Search, as well as Code Enforcement and Killeen-Temple Urban Transportation System.

Mayor Timothy Hancock and at-large council members Larry Cole, Otis Evans and Billy Workman retain their seats as they were not up for election this year.

The council will discuss proposed amendments to multi-family zoning regulations, a request for council member to attend the leadership summit in Washington D.C. on July 23 and 24 and appointments to boards and commission and council committees.

Contact Kevin M. Smith at or call (254) 501-7550

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