City Council


  • 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.

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

How to attend and how to comment

The August 11, 2022 workshop and Regular Meeting may be attended in person or viewed on G-TV clicking on

Submit a written Public Comment by clicking on


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.


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.

City Council Meeting Schedule

  • January 6, 2022 - Joint Workshop with Park Board
  • January 27, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • February 24, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • March 24, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • April 28, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • May 18, 2022 - Special/Election Canvass
  • May 26, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • June 16, 2022 - Special Meeting
  • June 23, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • July 28, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • August 11, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • August 25, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • September 8, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • September 15, 2022 - Special/Budget & Tax Rate
  • October 27, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • November 17, 2022 - Workshop and Regular
  • December 8, 2022 - Workshop and Regular