Voters okay larger council

The Tracy City Council will increase by two members, thanks to an amendment to city charter that was approved by city voters Tuesday.

By a 440 to 274 margin, Tracy voters approved the expansion of Tracy’s governing board from four council members and a mayor, to six council members and a mayor.

The vote reversed a citizen vote in 2010, that decreased the size of the council by two members.

Voters also approved a city charter amendment that clarifies term limits for council members.

The amendment limits the consecutive service of a council member or mayor to 14 consecutive year.

A one-year break from office is required before an individual is eligible to seek election again. The term limits question was passed by a 579 to 141 margin.

The city’s charter commission recommended both measures.