Agenda for the March 17, 2021 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The HNA March regular meeting is this *Wednesday, March 17 at 7 pm *(zoom link below). Here's the agenda for the meeting:

- *Call to Order:* Coan Dillahunty
- *Committee Reports and Announcements*: 7:05 - 7:20
- *Presentations RE: Strong Mayor Prop F*
7:20 -7:40 Presentations
7:40 - 8:00 Q and A

Description: On Saturday, May 1, Austin will hold an election for residents to vote on 8 propositions.

Most of the items are city charter amendments; one is a city code amendment. Proposition F proposes to modify our form of city government by I’ve included the actual ballot language below.

We will have representatives from groups supporting and opposing this for Prop F, and a member of Austin for All People will present a case against it. Each group will have 10 minutes to present, and then we’ll have a total of 20 minutes for questions.

Please mark your calendars for this election (in-person early voting runs April 19-27) and for our HNA meeting. This is a chance to learn about a potentially significant change to our city government.

*Charter amendment to change from a council-manager form of government*

*Proposition F:* Shall the City Charter be amended to change the form of city government from ‘council-manager’ to ‘strong mayor-council,’ which will eliminate the position of professional city manager and designate an elected mayor as the chief administrative and executive officer of the city with veto power over all legislation which includes the budget; and with sole authority to hire and fire most department heads and direct staff; and with no articulated or stated charter authority to require the mayor to implement Council decisions.

You can read the rest of the propositions here:

*Zoom Information:*

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Meeting ID: 928 4248 9566

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,

Coan Dillahunty
HNA President