City Council

Meetings Information, Etc.

Meetings Information
City Council meetings are conducted each week on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays beginning at 9:00 a.m. Any citizen may speak before Council on a Tuesday beginning at 2:00 p.m. To reserve time to address City Council (up to three minutes), contact the City Secretary's Office (832.393.1100) prior to the commencement of the meeting. All Council meetings are open to the public. 

Agenda Information
In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the agenda is posted for public information, at all times, for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting on the bulletin board located at the rear entrance of the City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby. Copies of the agenda are available at no charge in the Office of the City Secretary in the City Hall Annex, Public Level. To receive the agenda by mail, send check or money order for $52 for a one year subscription, made payable to the City of Houston to the attention of the City Secretary, PO Box 1562, Houston, Texas 77251. To reserve time to appear before Council, call 713.247.1840 or come to the Office of the City Secretary, City Hall Annex, Public Level at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled public session shown on the agenda.

Typical Agenda Format
Tuesdays: 

1:30 PM -- Roll Call , Adopt Minutes of Previous Meeting; 2:00 PM -- Public Comments (each speaker may reserve up to three minutes).  5:00 PM -- Recess 

Wednesdays:
8:00 AM -- Reading of captions by the City Secretary.  9:00 AM -- Hearings, Mayor's Report, Consent Agenda, Matters Removed from Consent Agenda, Non-Consent Agenda, Matters Held, Matters to be Presented by Council Members (Pop-Off)