How will Tucker’s city council be structured and elected?

The city council of the City of Tucker would consist of six members, plus the mayor. The mayor would earn $20,000 while each council member would earn $14,000 annually.

The first city elections would be held in March 2016. All city elections are nonpartisan.

Each of the three council districts in the proposed City of Tucker map was drawn by the State Appropriations Committee and consists of roughly 11,000 people. Here’s a link to the map provided by the state.

Two council members would be elected from each of the three council districts by the residents of that district and would hold Council District 1, Post 1; Council District 1, Post 2; Council District 2, Post 1; Council District 2, Post 2; Council District 3, Post 1; and Council District 3, Post 2.

In order to assure staggered elections of the council members, all Post 1 seats would be up for re-election November 2017 and all Post 2 seats would be up for re-election November 2019. The first elected mayor’s seat would also be up for re-election November 2017. After this, council members would serve for four years and are limited to two successive terms and the mayor would serve for four years and be limited to three successive terms.

All of this information can be found in the proposed City of Tucker Charter starting with Article II line 257.