The Mayor and four City Councilmembers, as the elected representatives of the City of Temple, formulate public policy to address community needs and assure orderly development in the City.
Council meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of each month, at 5:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate.
The City Council is responsible for appointing the City Manager, City Attorney, Finance Director, City Secretary and various citizen boards and commissions.
In its policy-making role, major activities of the City Council are:
- Adopting the annual budget which includes general objectives for the city program activities and service levels
- Reviewing and adopting all ordinances and resolutions
- Approving purchases and contracts as prescribed by the City Charter and state law