Legislative Services Department
The mission of the Legislative Services Department is to promote open and responsive government through proper recording, maintenance, and preservation of the City’s legislative history and official documents; provide responsive customer service to our citizens and neighbors; conduct fair and impartial City elections; enhance public participation in the municipal government process; and improve public access to municipal records.
- Legislative and Legal Services
- Records and Information Management
- General and Special Elections
- Public Information Requests
- City Council Meetings - Agendas, Packets, Minutes
- Boards/Commissions/Committees management
- Proclamations and Honorariums
- Swearing in Public Officials
- Codification of Ordinances
- Certification of Documents and Keeper of the City Seal
- Preparation of ordinances, resolutions, contracts/agreements, and other official City documents
- Notary Public (official City documents only)
The Texas Local Government Code §22.074 states that a person shall be certified to serve as City Secretary. Such training and certification is vital given the importance and complexities of the position of City Secretary. The Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program requires the City Secretary to complete an extensive and rigorous certification program consisting of: completing 200 hours of university-level coursework, successfully passing four examinations, and attending eight seminars over a 3-year period. Re-certification requires an additional 80 hours of professional development course work and attendance of six seminars every 5 years.