Tools for Open Government
Read more about open government from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas:
- Open Meeting Handbook (PDF)
- Public Information Handbook (PDF)
- Office of the Attorney General of Texas Website
Open Records Requests
The City Secretary's office launched an online software program for submitting public information requests. With this program, requestors have the ability to log into the Public Records Center to track the status of requests, communicate with the City, and access the requested documents. By capturing, routing, and managing public information requests, the system will enhance organization and create a convenient form of communication between departments, resulting in faster response times.
There is no charge for the first 10 letter sized pages. After the first 10 pages, there is a fee charged for any copies made. You will be notified of any fees before the requests are fulfilled.
To submit a request, please visit the Public Records Center.
For further information on the law, see the Public Information Act
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The City’s 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report is available for review at https://www.galvestontx.gov/1052/5-year-Consolidated-Plan or by email to Grants@galvestontx.gov. Read on...
On Wednesday, the researchers, along with the City’s Animal Services Division, will be in town to host a Coyote Town Hall at Moody Gardens and discuss the latest research as well as answer audience questions. Read on...
In the eight-week program, Galveston University participants will meet key staff members, tour facilities and learn about the various departments within the City. Read on...