About Our Government
The City of Bridge City is a political subdivision and municipal corporation of the State, duly organized and existing under the laws of the State, including the City's Home Rule Charter. The City was incorporated in July 1970 and was a General Law City until its Home Rule Charter was adopted on April 6,1974. The City operates under a Council / Manager form of government, where the Mayor and six Council members are elected for staggered two-year terms. The City Council formulates strategic policy for the City while the City Manager is the chief administrative and executive officer.
City Manager Duties
The City Manager's duties are spelled out in the City Charter. In summary, the City Manager is hired by the City Council, and is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the City. This includes the management of the City workforce, and the development, presentation, and monitoring of the City budget.
City Budget & Staff
The City organization consists of approximately 60 budgeted positions, a General Fund operating budget of approximately $3.4 million, and a water and sewer system operating budget of approximately $2.6 million. The City of Bridge City overall budget including special funds for the 2012-2013 Fiscal year is $8,266,090.
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