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City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 07/26/2022  

On August 28, 2018 City Council amending their Rules of Conduct and Procedure (Ordinance 18-M-30) regarding the appointment of the Mayor Pro Tem. Below is the amended article: Article 5 Section 5.1 Appointment Procedure for the Mayor Pro Tem.
a. The Council will discuss, and with a majority vote, appoint the Councilmember to serve as the Mayor Pro Tem for
the City.
b. The appointed Mayor Pro Tem must be a Councilmember and must meet the qualifications of Section 4.02 of the
City Charter. In addition, to be appointed to the position of Mayor Pro Tem, a Councilmember must be an elected
member of Council and a member in good standing.
c. Term dates for the Mayor Pro Tem position will begin in February and August of each year (the election dates
offset by three (3) months). Terms will sequentially rotate according to Councilmember place.
d. If the Councilmember place that is up for appointment as Mayor Pro Tem is vacant or is held by a Councilmember
who is not qualified to serve as Mayor Pro Tem, the Mayor Pro Tem appointment will go to the next qualified
e. The position will have a term of office of six (6) months.
f. The appointed Mayor Pro Tem may be removed by Council by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members of
Council at any time during his or her term.
g. Council reserves the right to alter this procedure at any time by resolution or rule.

City Charter Section.
Section 4.02 Qualifications.
The Mayor and each Councilmember must have attained the age of eighteen or older on the first day of the term of office applied for, be a registered voter of the City of Schertz, and have been a resident of the City for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the deadline for filing for an application for a place on the ballot.

Section 4.05 Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem.

The Mayor shall be the official head of the City government. He or she shall be the chairman and shall preside at all meetings of the City Council. The Mayor may vote only in the event of a tie. He or she shall, unless another signatory is otherwise designated by the City Council, sign all official documents such as ordinances, resolutions, conveyances, grant agreements, official plats, contracts, and bonds. He or she shall appoint special committees as instructed by City Council, with committee membership to be composed of nominees by the City Council. He or she shall perform such other duties consistent with this Charter or as may be imposed upon him or her by City Council. The Mayor shall not have veto powers.

The Mayor Pro-Tem shall be a Councilmember appointed by the City Council for a term and pursuant to procedures established by the City Council from time to time. The Mayor Pro- Tem shall act as Mayor during the absence or disability of the Mayor and in this capacity shall have the rights conferred upon the Mayor. While acting as Mayor, the Mayor Pro-Tem may vote on any matter before the City Council.


Council will discuss and consider the appointment of the next Mayor Pro-Tem regarding the above qualification. Next in line to serve is Councilmember Allison Heyward. Ms. Heyward will be sworn in at the August 2, 2022 meeting and will serve until February 1, 2023.


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