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Meeting Date: 12/07/2021  
Contact: Brandon Wright, City Manager
Phone: 972-561-0267  

COUNCIL ACTION
AGENDA ITEM:
Consider making and approving a nomination to cast DeSoto's vote for the election of the Suburban Cities' Representative to the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors and authorizing the Mayor to submit an Official Ballot Resolution for the approved nominee. (Nominees are Mr. Michael Hurtt, Ms. Shaunte L. Allen, Ms. Dianne Cartwright, Mr. Brett Franks, and Mr. Steve Nichols)
BACKGROUND:
In accordance with state law, the nomination process for persons to serve on the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors has been completed with five nominees submitted from nominating entities. By state law, the City of DeSoto is required to vote by official ballot resolution, which is attached to this Management Report, no later than December 17, 2021. 

The 1979 resolution adopted by the taxing units participating in the Dallas Central Appraisal District, which governs board elections, requires that a candidate receive a majority of the votes in order to be elected to the Board of Directors. 
FINDINGS:
DeSoto's Official Ballot Resolution must be submitted by the Mayor to reflect the City's vote for the Suburban Cities' Representative to the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. The five nominees are:
  1. Mr. Michael Hurtt | Nominated by Addison, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Richardson, and Seagonville
  2. Ms. Shaunte L. Allen | Nominated by Glenn Heights
  3. Ms. Dianne Cartwright | Nominated by Irving
  4. Mr. Brett Franks | Nominated by Sachse
  5. Mr. Steve Nichols | Nominated by Hutchins
Bios have been sumitted by each of the nominees and are included in the attachment to this Management Report.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:
There is no financial impact from this agenda item. 
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council make and approve a nomination to cast DeSoto's vote for the election of the Suburban Cities' Representative to the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors and authorizing the Mayor to submit an Official Ballot Resolution for the approved nominee.
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