City Council


The Mayor and four City Council members provide leadership and policy direction for the City of Fredericksburg. They are actively involved in the review and approval of the annual City Budget and they approve new ordinance and zoning changes.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide for sustainable community growth
  • Support efforts to improve the local economy
  • Ensure City spending is managed and controlled while meeting the major needs and interests of local citizens
  • Ensure that the overall quality of life in the community is preserved while the city continues to grow
  • Continue to provide high quality services to both residents and visitors
  • Respond to citizen questions and concerns
  • Provide information to local citizens in a transparent and timely manner

In order to meet these goals, we will

  • Review and update City codes and ordinances to address growth and development issues
  • Update five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) so that infrastructure and building facilities are funded and improved as needed
  • Review City Budget and approve a budget that meets community priorities
  • Review and approve City land use and rezoning requests to ensure orderly growth
  • Monitor and control City expenses so that property taxes remain at a reasonable level
  • Work closely with legislative delegation to ensure that new statutes do not negatively impact the community
  • Communicate to local citizens about City services and listen to their input and suggestions

What we accomplished in 2021-2022

  • Held five City Council Work Sessions to discuss major issues facing the City
  • Participated with the County and TXDOT on Relief Route Feasibility Study
  • Implemented recommendations that are included in the Community Visioning Study
  • Completed traffic impact study of major roadways
  • Ensured continued viability of electric services by implementing a rate increase to better match cost of providing services
  • Approved new Budget that maintains a low property tax rate while leveraging sales tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenue
  • Initiated and implemented employee salary study to ensure that salaries remain competitive with other cities
  • Provided Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) and merit increases to retain and hire quality City employees, and ensured law enforcement and Fire/EMS personnel are paid according to the step plan
  • Approved several annexations that are included in the Council’s annexation plan
  • Initiated a review and continued monitoring of City’s short-term rental regulations
  • Continued efforts to attract more workforce housing
  • Completed major water and sewer improvements
  • Improved communications with the public including improved website, streaming of City Council meetings and bimonthly Neighborhood Town Hall meetings

City Council Priorities for 2022-2023