Term: May 2021 – May 2023
Elected into office May 2021
Helotes City Council consists of a Mayor and five (5) Council Members. While a place number designates each Council Member, the City is not divided into districts. Therefore, each Council Member represents the citizenry at large.
The Mayor is the chief elected official and presiding officer of the City. The Mayor presides over City Council Meetings, signs documents on behalf of the City, and provides information to the City Council that relates to improving finances, law enforcement, health, security, or the general government of the City. Should the Mayor be absent, the Mayor Pro Tem shall preside over the City Council Meeting.
The City Council is the governing and lawmaking body of the City. They approve the annual budget, determine the property tax rate, and adopt City ordinances. The Mayor votes only in the case of a tie.
Helotes City Council meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023. City Council Meetings are live-streamed and recorded for later playback on YouTube. Meeting notices and YouTube video links can be found on the Agendas & Minutes Page.
The Mayor and Council Members are elected by plurality, meaning the candidate with the most votes in each place is elected to office. Members of the City Council are elected to two-year terms on alternative years. The Mayor and Council Members Places 3 and 5 are elected during odd numbered years, while Council Members in Places 1, 2, and 4 are elected during even numbered years. For more information on the next general election, visit the Elections Page.