Mission City Council
The City Council is the legislative and governing body of the City of Mission, Texas. The City Council is composed of the Mayor and 4 Council members.
The members of the City Council are elected from the City of Mission, Texas by an at-large election. City Council members, excluding the Mayor, hold place numbers 1 through 4. Council members serve for 3-year staggered terms. The City Council, at its first meeting after an election, will elect one of its members to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem.
City Council meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers at 1201 E. 8th St. The City Council may call a special meeting as it deems necessary, which will be posted to the public in the same manner as a regular meeting.
The City Council has power to determine all matters of policy for the city, as well as the power to:
- Adopt the city’s budget
- Authorize the issuance of bonds through a bond ordinance
- Inquire into the conduct of any office, department or agency of the city and make investigations regarding municipal affairs
- Provide for such additional boards and commissions, as may be deemed necessary, appoint the members of all boards and commissions, and to confer powers and duties to such boards or commissions as stated in the City Charter, by city ordinance or by law
- Adopt and modify the zoning plan and building code of the city
- Adopt and modify the official map of the city
- Adopt, modify and carry out plans of the Planning and Zoning Commission
- Regulate, license and fix the charges or fares made by any person, firm or corporation owning, operating or controlling any vehicle used for the carrying of passengers for hire or the transportation of freight for hire on the public streets and alleys of the city
- Provide for the establishment and designation of fire limits and the kind and character of the buildings and structures or improvements to be erected therein, and to provide for condemnation of dangerous structures or buildings
- Fix the salaries and compensation of city officers and employees
- Provide for sanitary garbage disposal and set fees and charges, and provide penalties for failure to pay such fees and charges
- Exercise exclusive dominion, control and jurisdiction in, upon, over and under the public streets, avenues, sidewalks, alleys, highways, boulevards and public grounds of the city and provide for the improvement of the same
- Compromise and settle any and all claims and lawsuits of every kind and character in favor of or against the city
- Define all nuisances and prohibit the same within the city and outside the city limits for a distance of 5,000 feet
- Appropriate money from the general fund for the establishment and maintenance of a public library, a Board of City Development and/or other public organizations or activities having a valid municipal purpose
Neither the City Council nor any of its members shall direct the hiring of any person. Except for the purpose of inquiry, the City Council and its members deal with the administrative services of the city solely through the City Manager.
The members of the City Council are elected from the City of Mission, Texas by an at-large election. The City Council, at its first meeting after an election, will elect one of its members Mayor Pro-Tem. The Mayor Pro-Tem will perform all mayoral duties in the absence or disability of the Mayor.