The Clovis City Commission met Monday at the city commission chambers of City Hall, 321 Connelly.
Both agenda items passed with 7-0 votes. Commissioner Dan Stoddard was not in attendance.
• Election workers were approved for the Aug. 2 special election on an ordinance to create an affordable housing plan in Clovis.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same locations as the May 3 election on a gross receipts tax increase, with one exception.
City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said voters in Precinct 24, who previously voted at Living Stones Community Church, would now vote at Yucca Middle School. Melancon said there was a scheduling conflict with the church.
Mayor Gayla Brumfield asked if there was any way to consolidate precincts to lower expenses in future elections. Melancon said it would be cumbersome to hold an entire election just at city hall, and City Attorney David Richards said people are accustomed to polling places and even the one change the commission approved will cause anxiety for some voters.
There are 12 voting places, including the absent voter precinct at city hall. There are 50 workers listed — a precinct judge, clerk and two judges for each of the 11 regular voting locations; a precinct judge, clerk and judge in the absentee precinct; and three alternates.
Absentee voting begins Tuesday at city hall.
• A street closure request was approved for 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Monday for the second annual Smoke on the Water 5K Fun Run. Main Street, from First to Purdue streets, will be closed for the event. Race organizer Kayla Adair can be contacted at 760-7176.
— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson