At-Large Position 1

Council Member Stephen Costello

Council Member Stephen Costello

Greetings! Welcome to my city council website.

I am privileged to serve you in my third term as an At-Large City Council Member. First elected in December 2009, I entered public service with a background as a civil engineer and drainage specialist.

I currently serve as chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, which considers all fiscal matters related to the city’s $5 billion budget. I am also the chair of the Transportation Policy Council of the Houston-Galveston Area Council which provides policy guidance and overall coordination of the transportation planning activities within the region. Improving mobility in and around Houston is critical for future economic growth and development.

As a runner and tri-athlete, quality of life issues are very important to me, and I am working to ensure that Houston continues its strong commitment to health and wellness, parks and green space, and protecting the environment. Houston has been my home for the past 30 years. I am very proud to live and work in this city. Every day I am inspired by the generosity, resourcefulness, ingenuity and friendliness of Houstonians.

I hope you find my website useful. My staff and I are here to serve you and to be your advocates at City Hall. Please let us know how we can help you with any city-related matter or how you feel about any issue coming before City Council. Call us at 832.393.3014, email us at, or fill out our online form. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Stephen C. Costello
Houston City Council 
At-Large, Position 1

Budget & Fiscal Affairs Committee
All fiscal matters and initiatives to improve management and efficiency of City service delivery. The committee’s scope will include Annual Budgets and Debt Model, Monthly Financial and Operations Report, Quarterly Investment Report, matters related to Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, regulated utilities, strategic purchasing and other procurement processes. The Committee will also receive quarterly reports on the three pension systems that provide defined benefit plans for City employees.

Your tax dollars at work. Visit the Mayor’s Fiscal Responsibility page to see how your property taxes are spent: My Tax Dollars at Work.

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