The city of Harker Heights has responded to the referendum petition, Prop A, submitted by the citizens of Harker Heights.

Original Timeline Of Events

KWTX reported that Prop A originally passed in November. 64% voted in approval of the ordinance. However, following the passing of the ordinance, the city then introduced another ordinance to nullify Prop A.

Following the nullification, Ground Game Texas sought to collect enough signatures in a referendum to overturn the city's new ordinance. The city, in a press release, has given an update regarding the referendum submitted on December 12, 2022.

Update From The City of Harker Heights

In the press release by the city, it has been stated that the petition met all necessary requirements as stated by State law and City Charter. It will be shown to the Council on January 10 of 2023, which could lead to potential certification.

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Also stated in the release is of the 626 signatures on the document, 440 were recognized. The minimum number that was required was 348 from electors who were qualified in the city.

However, this doesn't mean Prop A is now legal. The press release states that while the referendum was accepted, Prop A still remains outlawed. Also stated by the press release:

"Additionally, the City will continue to respect and operate under the laws of the State of Texas that mandate the required conduct for law enforcement officers and prohibit the adoption of a policy under which the City will not fully enforce laws relating to drugs."

We'll continue to monitor Prop A's continued discussions, and we'll have more information when it becomes available.

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