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.

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Mayor Jim Yarbrough resigned effective July 15, 2020. Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown is serving as the Galveston mayor until the November 3, 2020 election.

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.

Please contact us via the city representatives form with any questions or comments. 

Voting District Maps

City Council Meeting Schedule

  • January 23, 2020
  • February 27, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 30, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • May 28, 2020
  • June 25, 2020
  • July 23, 2020
  • August 13, 2020
  • August 27, 2020
  • September 10, 2020
  • September 17, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • November 12, 2020
  • December 10, 2020