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RESOLUTION NO. 75-28 <br /> WHEREAS, the United States Senate has presently <br /> under consideration a bill commonly referred to as <br /> Extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act, H.R. 6219; and <br /> WHEREAS, said bill proposes to extend the voting <br /> rights act to cover the municipalities of the State of <br /> '�� Texas , and in order to comply with said act a city <br /> government would be required to obtain prior approval <br /> � from the United States Attorney Generalrs office or <br /> from a United States District Court to annex new <br /> territory, to relocate a polling place or precii�ct <br /> boundary, to alter the residential boundaries for any <br /> elected councilman, to make any change in the method <br /> of selecting any offical, and virtually any other <br /> change involving the election or appointment of city <br /> officials; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council is of the opinion that <br /> there has been no evidence submitted that would warrant <br /> this intrusion by the Federal Government into the govern- <br /> mental decision making process of this City and the other <br /> cities in the State of Texas; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Council would urge all Texas Congressmen <br /> and Senators to vote against the bill in its present form. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, ABOVE PREMISES CONSIDERED, all of <br /> which are incorporated herein. <br /> BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> �, GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: <br /> Section 1. That all United States Congressmen and <br /> �, Senators f rom the State of Texas are her eby urged to vote <br /> against the extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act H.R. <br /> 6219 as it is presently proposed, and to seek the passage <br /> of amendments to said bill that would have the effect of <br /> removing the proposed federal control f rom the govern- <br /> mental affairs of the cities of the State of Texas. <br /> Section 2. That the City Secretary is hereby in- <br /> structed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to <br /> Congressman Jim Wright, United States Senator John Tower, <br /> and United States Senator Lloyd Bentsen. <br /> Section 3. That this Resolution shall take effect <br /> from and after its passage. <br /> PASSED this the 22nd day of ;7uly , 1975. <br /> `� <br /> 4 <br /> I �� <br /> .. '� � ` ^�� � 'i1!/i A�1+-rM <br /> ��.w...:�,<_,_n._..<���r <br /> ���Cx' ._. <br /> ATTEST: <br /> � � �,, ;� - <br /> �" ; ,' <br /> ;� <br /> , l�'�7�=�1�, `-t�. � -��-1 <br /> City Secretary <br /> � <br /> OVED AS TO FORM: . <br />