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Posted on: March 16, 2020

May 2, 2020 Special Election - POSTPONED

There being no opposition, the May 2020 General Election will be cancelled and the incumbents declared elected. However, there was still a Special Election for Universal City that was supposed to take place on May 2, 2020. 

However, on March 18, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a Proclamation authorizing local political subdivisions to move their general and special elections from May 2, 2020 to November 3, 2020, citing his disaster declaration of March 13, 2020 in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID- 19). The City Council of the City of Universal City, Texas voted at their Special Meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020 to exercise that authority. 

The City of Universal City Special Election related to authorizing the City to sell 32.0 acres of parkland near the intersection of Universal City Blvd and Kitty Hawk Rd has been postponed to the November 3, 2020 election. 

Universal City is landlocked with limited properties available for commercial development. To that end, the City is vigilant about identifying properties that could be used for general retail and business services. The goal is to add to the goods and services that are needed by residents and to enhance the vitality of the commercial districts.

A tract of land along Kitty Hawk Rd has been identified as a parcel that has commercial development potential. The parcel is estimated to be about 32.0 acres and is near the intersection of Universal City Blvd and Kitty Hawk Rd where other commercial development exists. 

State law requires voter approval whenever parkland is sold. State law also provides that any proceeds derived from the sale of parkland can only be used to purchase more parkland or make improvements to existing parkland within Universal City. 

Without voter approval, the 32.0 acres cannot be sold. Click here to learn more about the issue, see a map of the property mentioned, and the dates and times for voting.


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