Garland City Council Member, District 8
Employer / Organization
May 04, 2019
Jan 16, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019
The City Council is composed of 8 members elected by the city residents to serve two-year terms, and each council member is elected from a specific district within the city. As the city legislative body, the City Council is responsible for the implementation of programs and services provided by the city, as well as hearing the concerns of local citizens. The Council is also tasked with setting the fiscal budget and enacting municipal ordinances to protect the health/safety of community members. The City Council and has appointment authority for positions such as City Manager and also appoints citizens to various advisory committees. The minimum monthly salary for this position is $400.
Application Guidelines1) Contact the municipal city clerk or district filing location to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the application and fulfill any petition signature requirements or prepare a filing fee. If you have questions regarding this paperwork, the best thing to do is to call the filing office--often the City Clerk for city positions, or the district secretary office for school boards--or (even better) schedule an appointment with them regarding any questions. Most elections offices are happy to schedule time for candidates, and it is generally understood that first time candidates will have more questions. 3) Submit the application accompanied by either the application fee or nominating papers within 108-78 days prior to the election. If you have any issuses connecting with the municipal clerk/secretary or the district filing location, contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (214) 819-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Texas Secretary of State elections department is also an excellent resource for election/candidacy questions and can be reached at (512) 463-5650 or http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml
Submit application to:
Garland City Hall, 200 N 5th St, Garland, TX, 75040, US