City Council Meetings

Office

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283

Physical Address
City Hall, 4th Floor
100 Military Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone
Office Line: 210.207.7040 or
the individual numbers can be found on each District page

Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:45 - 4:30 pm

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Staff

  • Christopher D. CallanenContact Assistant to the City Council
    Assistant to City Council
    210.207.7040
  • Jermony LeechContact the Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistant
    210.207.7041
  • Joe Van KuikenContact City Council Project Funds
    City Council Project Funds (CCPF)
    210.207.8931
  • Bertha Cardona
    Senior Customer Representative
    210.207.7040

City Council meets weekly on Thursdays, except for the fourth week of the month. Thursday “A session” meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers on the first floor of the Municipal Plaza Building, located at 114 W. Commerce St. In addition, City Council meets on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. for “B session” meetings, which allow for detailed staff presentations on policy issues. Meetings may be rescheduled due to holidays or special events. Generally, no meetings are held in July to allow staff to devote time to producing the City’s annual budget.

All “A session” and “B session” meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act. In general, no action is taken at “B session” meetings. Council may meet in closed executive session for consultation concerning attorney-client matters, real estate, economic development, litigation, contracts, personnel or security matters.

On occasion, the Council may be called in to a special meeting by the City Clerk upon written request of the Mayor, City Manager or three members of the City Council. The Council may also meet at locations other than City Hall for specific public hearings or informal work sessions. Notice and agenda for all regular and special meetings are posted publicly at City Hall and online at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

To ensure that a quorum (at least six members) is present, each City Council meeting begins with roll call by the City Clerk. The Mayor then calls the meeting to order. Following an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, and approval of past meeting minutes, councilmembers may recognize audience members and make announcements of general interest. City Council begins the official business of the meeting agenda by considering individual agenda items, followed by consent agenda Items. Items for individual consideration are designated for the beginning of the agenda and often merit a detailed staff presentation. Consent items include routine items such as the purchase of equipment and supplies, capital improvements, or other similar items. Councilmembers may "pull" consent items for individual discussion, staff presentation and an individual vote. During the meeting, time-certain items, including public hearings may be conducted and considered at their posted times or as soon as possible thereafter.

At any time during the meeting, the City Council may recess into executive session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act. Council may also recess for lunch break and continue consideration of outstanding items on the agenda.

Citizens may address the Council on Wednesday or Thursday by registering in person or online.

Wednesday: Citizens to be Heard - allows citizen input on any city items or issues.

  • Citizens must register prior to 6:00pm (unless otherwise indicated). The registration desk is open from 4:00pm - 6:00pm for in-person registration.
  • Citizens can register online at sanantonio.gov/Clerk/CitizensToBeHeard by accessing a link that is available on this page on the day of City Council B Sessions. The link is available from 8:00am - 6:00pm.
  • Citizens are allowed three minutes to address the Council.
  • Groups consisting of three or more citizens will be allotted nine minutes total to address the Council on any one item.

Thursday: Individual Consideration and Consent items

  • Citizens must sign the designated sign-in sheet for these items prior to 9:00 am.
  • Each citizen will have three minutes to speak, subject to discretion of the chair, on one or multiple agenda items.

Thursday: Time-Certain items and public hearings

  • Citizens must sign the designated sign-in sheet for a time-certain item prior to its posted time of consideration.
  • Citizens will be given three minutes to speak, subject to discretion of the chair.
  • In lieu of verbal testimony, written testimony in support of or in opposition to an agenda item may be submitted to the City Clerk.
  • Written testimony must abide by registration deadlines and may or may not be read aloud.
  • Testimony forms are available in the City Clerk's office or online.

Agendas for regular or special City Council meetings must, by state law, be posted at least 72 continuous hours prior to the beginning of that particular meeting. For the convenience of all citizens, copies of agendas for City Council meetings are posted on the first-floor bulletin board at City Hall and in the kiosk on the west side grounds of City Hall. The agenda also is posted online. Copies of agendas for a City Council meeting are available outside the doors to the Council Chamber one hour prior to a regular meeting.

View the current schedules and agendas.