The Gonzales City council is composed of five elected members. Members are elected at-large. That means they are not elected by districts within the City.
The Mayor is elected every two (2) years.
City Council members are elected every four(4) years.
The City Council:
Sets policy for Gonzales city government
Approves Gonzales' Annual budget and audits
Approved laws within Gonzales
Hires and fires the City Manager, City Attorney, City Engineer
Set priorities for the City Manager
Establish spending limits
Meets in public to discuss and decide public issues
Regular meetings are first (1st) and third (3rd) Mondays at 6 pm at the City Council Chambers, 117 Fourth Street.
You can find audio and video of the Council Meetings here. Go to this site to see the entire agenda packet as a searchable Pdf.
Gonzales will continue to be a safe, clean, family-friendly community, diverse in its heritage, and committed to working collaboratively to preserve and retain its small town charm.
The City Council and Staff of the City of Gonzales will realize our Vision by providing the leadership, commitment and resources necessary to provide excellent services that enhance the quality of life of our diverse community.
City services will be delivered in a cost-effective, respectful and friendly manner to insure the safety and well being of the residents and the promotion of business, recreational, housing and employment opportunities in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Strong fiscal policies allow us to provide appropriate infrastructure for:
· Public Safety