San Antonio operates under a council-manager system of government. Although the mayor presides over City Council meetings and earns $3,000 more than most Council members, the mayor does not possess executive or veto authority. Alternatively, the mayor has one vote (of 11) on the municipal council, and the municipal manager, appointed by the municipal council, has executive authority (the municipal charter grants the manager the duty to “conduct the laws and administer the city government”). The mayor does have other administrative duties, however, including granting proclamations. The mayor is also the only elected official in the city, and in the city “a high-profile mayor will exert significant political power.”
Under Texas law, the mayor is chosen in a non-partisan election as is the city council. When a vacancy occurs, the city council appoints an acting mayor. Like the other city council members, the mayor serves a two year term, with a four-year limit. Every mayor of San Antonio has served on the city council before since 1975.
The current Mayor of San Antonio, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with the 7th largest population in the USA, is Ron Nirenberg. On 8 June 2019, Mayor Nirenberg was re-elected for a second term.
His staff include:
Jim Greenwood – Chief of Staff
BruceDavidson – Communications Director
Zack Lyke – Senior Communications Advisor
Victoria Gonzalez – Gerlach – Director of Policy
Ivalis Gonzalez Meza – Deputy Chief of Staff
Rocio Guenther – Director of Constituent Services
Jackie Bolds – Executive Assistant
Alice Aguirre – Senior Executive Secretary
If you’d like to set an appointment to have a meeting or request an appearance by the mayor, you can do so by filling out a form from their official website. If you’d like to request for proclamations or honorariums, you have to submit your request to the office of the City Clerk at least a month before the function. The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for administering all honorariums on behalf of the members of the Mayor’s and City Council. Clear requirements have been developed for the issuance of documents and the Coordinator of Ceremonials must determine what sort of honorarium, if any, can be issued. Certificate preparation can be reduced, as mass delivery contributes to a lack of value for it.
If you’d like to visit the city mayor’s office, their physical address is at the 2nd floor of Plaza de Armas (115 ) in San Antonio, TX 78205. Their mailing address is P.O. Box 839966 San Antonio, TX 78283. You can contact the office through number 210.207.7107
This amazing office is located near downtown San Antonio, Texas:
- San Antonio City Clerk-Records
- San Antonio Economic Development Department
- San Antonio Building Inspections
- District 2 City Council Office
- 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!