|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. The City Council is
responsible for appointing the City Manager, City Attorney, Director of Finance, City Secretary, Municipal Court Judge and various citizen boards and commissions.
In its policy making role, the major activities of the City Council
include adopting the annual budget which includes general objectives for
the City program activities and service levels, as well as the City’s
capital improvement program; reviewing and adopting all ordinances and
resolutions; and approving purchases and contracts in accordance with
the City Charter and state law.
|The City Council has adopted “Temple Tomorrow”,
our Strategic Vision and Plan for the development of the City of
Temple. The strategic goals of this plan are to promote the best jobs,
best education and best quality of life in our City. Three strategic
priority areas the Council is currently focused on include growing the
tax base, transportation and bioscience.
Other strategic goals of the City Council include establishing,
maintaining and updating development policies and master plans for the
City that promote safe, responsible, and coordinated economic growth;
establishment of Strategic Investment Zones in the community to achieve
specific redevelopment goals and objectives; and the continued
implementation of a $70 million 5-year capital improvement program.