City Council

Meetings

  • City Hall Council Chambers
    823 Rosenberg, 2nd Floor
    Galveston, TX 77553

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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How to attend and how to comment

The July 22, 2021 workshop may be attended in person or via Zoom by clicking  on  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4MZ0cTE0RQelKDR8oK8GYQ

The July 22, 2021 regular meeting may be attended  in person or via Zoom by clicking on https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D_r9OlMQRKq7bc8u8S2pwg

To submit a written public comment, visit https://forms.galvestontx.gov/Forms/PublicComment 

Members

What Is the City Council?

Like state and federal government, city government is organized to balance the legislative, executive, and judicial powers. City Council is the legislative branch, which derives authority from a charter granted by the State of Texas; the city manager is the chief executive officer; and the Municipal Courts judge the guilt or innocence of those accused of breaking city laws and determine punishment for those who are guilty.

Responsibilities

The City Council and the mayor establish policy through the adoption of ordinances. The six council positions are elected by district to two-year terms and the mayor is elected at large to a two-year term. Council positions are eligible to serve up to three two-year terms. The City Council appoints the city manager and five other positions: city secretary, city auditor, city attorney, tax collector (currently outsourced to Galveston County), and Municipal Court judge.

The city manager is responsible for administering all city functions: employment of personnel; development, presentation, and administration of the city budget; and implementation of City Council's policies.

Voting District Maps

City Council Meeting Schedule

  • January 28, 2021
  • February 25, 2021
  • March 25, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • June 24, 2021
  • July 22, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • August 26, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • September 16, 2021
  • October 28, 2021
  • November 18, 2021
  • December 9, 2021