The city secretary is an officer of the city and is charged with attending and accurately recording the minutes of all meetings of the City Council. The city secretary gives the required notice of City Council meetings and ensures that all public notice requirements are satisfied regarding council as required by the Texas Open Meetings Law.
Custodian of Records
The city secretary is the custodian of all official records of the city. The city secretary receives requests for public information, and appropriate records are provided to requesting agencies and individuals.
The city secretary holds and maintains the city seal, affixing it to all instruments requiring such seal.
City elections are administered by the city secretary, which includes preparation and publication of all official notices and orders, preparation for election officials and polling places, and the receipt and filing of all candidate forms and reports. The city secretary also serves as the early voting clerk.
The city secretary also provides administrative support to the city manager, assistant city manager, mayor, and City Council.