Info packets available for Council hopefuls
San Angelo City Council candidate packets for the May 4 election are available online and at City Hall. The District 1, 3 and 5 seats will be up for election. Newly elected officials will serve four-year terms.
The filing period for candidates begins Jan. 16 and will continue through Feb. 15. Candidate packets can be downloaded at cosatx.us/May2019. Physical copies are available in the City Clerk’s office in Room 204 on the second floor of City Hall, 72 W. College Ave. The office is open weekdays 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Candidates will file the necessary paperwork in the City Clerk’s office once the filing period begins.
Candidate packets contain applications, information and forms about the process for those considering running for City Council. Questions can be addressed to City Clerk Julia Antilley at 325-657-4405 or at email@example.com.
Potential candidates and voters can access a map of City Council districts at cosatx.us/council. Locating which district one lives in can be determined by clicking the GIS map viewer on the same page.
To be eligible to vote, San Angelo residents must be registered by April 4. Voter registration applications are available at the Tom Green County Election/Voter Registration Office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave., and at all three Tom Green County library locations. Applications can also be obtained online at VoteTomGreenCounty.org, by mail or by calling 325-659-6541. Completed applications can be returned in person or by mail.
Citizens can also register to vote when renewing their driver’s license in person at a Texas Department of Public Safety office. To determine eligibility to vote or current voter registration status, visit votetexas.gov/register-to-vote. Voter registration applications are also available at the link.
Antilley promoted to City Clerk
Julia Antilley, who has served as interim City Clerk since October, has been promoted to fill the post.
As City Clerk, Antilley will be chiefly responsible for the City’s records management, elections administration, public information requests, execution and custody of official records, and the crafting of City Council agendas and minutes.
Antilley joined the City as a senior budget analyst in 2014. She was promoted to purchasing manager in 2015, and joined the clerk’s office as the deputy city clerk at the end of 2017. While serving as deputy clerk, Antilley inventoried nearly 3,000 boxes of city records, which allows city personnel to pinpoint each box’s location, both for retrieval or destruction. She also recently launched a new online system for requesting public information at cosatx.us/OpenRecords.
“I’ve worked in government most of my career, but this is the first role in which my primary customer is the public,” Antilley said. “Every time I answer the phone or greet someone at the door, I have an opportunity to influence the way our citizens feel about their city government. By being friendly and helpful, I hope to impact their view of us all.”
Antilley previously worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm, for six years in Washington, D.C. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in marketing from Texas A&M University.
In May, Antilley will be involved in the City Council election, during which three of the body’s seven seats will be filled. She said she hopes to use her marketing expertise to “bring a creative approach to encouraging folks to vote.”
Desha Turner has been hired to serve as deputy city clerk.
Office of the City Clerk
The Office of the City Clerk accurately compiles and maintains the legal records of the actions of the City Council to ensure the continuity of government.
The office effectively directs the management and maintenance of all City records, from creation to ultimate disposition; ensures the preservation and accessibility of essential information; and equitably manages and conducts City elections to ensure the integrity of the democratic voting process.
In addition to its overall mission, the Office of the City Clerk also:
- Prepares the agenda and maintains the permanent records of all City Council meetings, including work sessions.
- Processes and administers alcohol beverage licenses and motor vehicle escort service permits.
- Prepares proclamations and special recognitions for the Mayor (Proclamation, Recognition and Honor Policy).
- Facilitates the preparation and maintains the City Code of Ordinances and supplements.
- Processes and maintains all records of appointments to various City boards and commissions.
- Accepts petitions filed by citizens relative to the City Charter/Code of Ordinances.
- Manages and conducts all City elections, including City Council elections and run-offs as well as elections dealing with bond issues, referendums, initiatives and revisions of the City Charter.
- Manages and administers the City’s Records Management Program and assists the public with requests for public information.
- Publishes official notices of City Council action.
- Maintains official documents of the City Council.