Office of the City Secretary
The City Secretary is responsible for maintaining the official records of the City of Helotes. The Secretary prepares meeting agendas, records City Council and Municipal Board meeting minutes, and publishes legal notices relating to public hearings and other official city business.
The City Secretary attends all City Council meetings and assists the Mayor and Council Members as needed.
The City Secretary also oversees city elections. The Secretary coordinates with the Bexar County Elections Administrator, ensures the election results are canvassed, and arranges the swearing-in of newly elected Council Members.
The City Secretary accepts applications from residents who are interested in participating on a municipal board or commission. If you reside within the corporate city limits of Helotes, and are interested in serving your community, fill out the Board/Commission Application.
Local Government Code Chapter 176 requires local government officers to file a Conflict Disclosure Statement (“CIS”) with the City Secretary within seven (7) days of becoming aware of conflict due to employment, a business relationship or accepting one or more gifts with an aggregate value of $250 with a person who has contracted with the City or with whom the City is considering doing business.
The bill also requires a vendor that wishes to conduct business or be considered for business with the City and has a reportable conflict, to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (“CIQ”). Click here to read LGC Chapter 176.
The CIS and CIQ forms were created by the Texas Ethics Commission. Both forms can be directly accessed on the Texas Ethics Commission website by clicking here.
Note: Any information provided to the City under Chapter 176 is public information. Any information on this website is for information purposes only. Individuals should consult an attorney with concerns about whether Chapter 176 applies to them or the manner in which they must comply.