Mayor and City Council
On this page you can find information on when City Council meetings are held, get introduced to your Mayor and City Council members, and learn how to participate in meetings.
Pictured above: Top Row: Kent Graham, Reagan Lambert, Elaine Waddill; Bottom Row: Jerry Gray, Steve Jordan, Cynthia Clinesmith
Each year, the Mayor of Horseshoe Bay writes a special message called the "State of the City". You can view the message for each year the city has been incorporated.
City Council Meetings Agendas and Minutes
About the Council
The City of Horseshoe Bay was incorporated in 2005 and is a Home Rule City with a Council / Manager form of government. The City Council consists of 5 voting members.
City Council Meetings
A typical City Council meeting begins with the Mayor determining that a quorum (at least 3 members) is present. The Mayor then calls the meeting to order. Following an invocation and the Pledges of Allegiance, City Council begins the official business of the meeting. Proclamations, Staff Recognition, and Public Comments are addressed first. Next, the Council considers the Consent Agenda. Consent agenda items include routine, non-controversial items such as the approval of meeting minutes or the purchase of equipment and supplies already budgeted. Following the Consent Agenda, required Public Hearings are held, and individual Business Agenda items are considered. The Council may, or may not, convene into Executive Session (closed meeting) if necessary prior to adjourning the meeting. For information on citizen participation at City Council meetings, please go to the "Appearing Before the Council" page.
The City Council may go into Executive Session (closed meeting) to consider legal, personnel, security, and other related matters permitted under the Texas Open Meetings Act laws.
The posted agenda will clearly identify matters which may be voted upon for final decision by the Council.
An agenda for a Regular or Special City Council meeting must, by state law, be posted at least 72 continuous hours prior to the beginning of that particular meeting. The lone exception involves matters of an emergency nature, which must be posted for at least 2 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
For the convenience of all citizens, copies of meeting agendas are posted on the bulletin board outside the main door of City Hall and on the City's website in the Agenda Center. At City Council meetings, a copy of the agenda will be available for citizens prior to the start of the meeting.
Please remember to mute phones and other devices before entering the Council Chambers. If you need to have a conversation with someone, please step outside in order to avoid disrupting the meeting or preventing others from being able to hear the proceedings.
Please review the "Appearing Before the Council" webpage for information on citizen participation at City Council meetings. There is a specific time set aside for Public Comment during Regular City Council meetings, when citizens may address the Council. If you wish to speak during a City Council meeting, you must sign up on the Request to Speak form available at each meeting, PRIOR to the start of the meeting. In order to maintain order, and out of respect for everyone in attendance, citizens are not allowed to speak openly (other than during Public Comment or Public Hearings when recognized), to speak out of turn, or to interrupt the Mayor, Council Members, staff, or other speakers during a City Council meeting unless called upon by the presiding officer - typically the Mayor. We welcome and encourage citizens to attend and participate at City Council meetings; however, any disruptions will result in the offending party being removed from the Council Chambers. If you sign up to speak prior to the start of the meeting, you will have an equal opportunity to be heard.
If you have any questions about City Council meetings, please contact the City Secretary, Kerri Craig, by email or 830-598-9943.