The San Antonio City Council is the legislative branch of San Antonio City City municipal government in the U.S. state of Texas.
San Antonio has a council-manager system of government in which the city manager, Erik Walsh, is the principal executive of the city, although not elected. Ron Nirenberg serves as San Antonio’s mayor as of June 2017. The City Council of District 2 has the following committees: Public Safety, Community Health & Equity, Innovation & Technology and Planning and Community Development. Apart from responding to incoming requests, arranging meetings and appointments, and disseminating important information to the people of San Antonio, the support staff acts as public liaison to all Council members.
The City Council serves as the administrative and legislative body within the Government of the City. The City Council, which functions under the framework of the City Charter, appoints the City Manager, Municipal, Court Judges, City Clerk, City Auditor and participants of the various boards and commissions of the City. In addition to the Mayor’s race, the City of San Antonio held runoff elections in three city council seats on June 8. Seats for Districts 2, 4 and 6 were also up for grabs after no candidates were able to win 50 percent of the vote in May in those seats. Women finally gained all three seats at the end of the night. The outcome was that the council consisted of six women and five men, making it women-led only for the second time in the city’s history.
Jada Andrews-Sullivan, councilwoman from District 2 is a lifelong resident from the East Side who now has the ability to transform her neighborhood for the better. In November 14, 2019, the District 2 Office hosted the Contractor & Developer Fair in an attempt to boost prospects for contractors and developers on the east side. The project shared details about the City’s diversion services with contractors and developers, available City resources and potential opportunities for participation. Housing Rehabilitation Services, Available City Incentives, Fee Waivers & Impact Fees, Permitting Process, City Infill Growth, Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and the City Procurement Process were the covered presentation subjects.
The goal of the fair is to provide a unique opportunity for contractors and developers in District 2 to learn about the different housing services in the City and to gain access to contracting opportunities that have not always been readily accessible. According to Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan, sharing this information is important. This was held at the Claude Black Community Center.
Town Council meets regularly, except for the fourth week of the month, on Thursdays. Meetings on “A Session” Thursday continue at 9:00 a.m. City Council Chambers located on the first floor of the Municipal Plaza Building, at 114 W. Commerce St. Furthermore, the City Council meets at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. For “B session” meetings which allow detailed presentations by staff on policy issues. Meetings can be rescheduled because of holidays or unusual occurrences. Overall, there are no meetings in July to encourage staff to devote time to developing the annual budget for the City.
This amazing office is located near downtown San Antonio, Texas:
- San Antonio Mayor’s Office
- San Antonio City Clerk-Records
- San Antonio Economic Development Department
- San Antonio Building Inspections
- Federal courthouse San Antonio, TX
- San Antonio Passport & Birth Certificate office
- FBI Headquarters San Antonio
- San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
All of these wonderful offices are located just a short distance from our fantastic CBD Store on Blanco Road! Make sure to stop by when you get the chance!