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About the Garden Ridge City Council

The City Council of Garden Ridge is a General Law Type A municipality.

The City Council is composed of the Mayor and five councilmembers elected at large. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council. A Mayor Pro Tem is elected from its membership who will act as Mayor during the absence or disability of the Mayor.

The Mayor and each Councilmember will hold office for a period of two years until his or her successor is elected and qualified. No person shall be deemed elected to an office unless that person received the majority of the votes casted. Regular City Council elections are held on the general election day in May of each year.

The City Council enacts policies, adopts ordinances and resolutions, establishes the annual budget to provide services to the public, and sets the city tax rate and water rates for Garden Ridge.

The City Council invites you to attend all council meetings and commission meetings. These meetings are open to the public. The City Council also encourages citizens to attend and participate in city government.

City Council Meetings
6:00 pm First Wednesday of each month

City Council Meeting locations
City of Garden Ridge City Hall Council Chambers

9400 Municipal Pkwy.

Garden Ridge, TX 78266

Mayor and Councilmember Qualifications- Type A City (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.032)

The Mayor and each Council member must be a citizen of the United States, qualified voter of the State of Texas, registered voter within City of Garden Ridge by the filing deadline, and be 18 years of age.

The Mayor must have resided for at least one year within the state prior to the filing deadline and 1 year in the City of Garden Ridge prior to Election Day. The Aldermen (City Council) must have resided for at least one year within the State of Texas prior to the filing deadline and 6 months in the City of Garden Ridge prior to filing deadline.