City Council


  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • City Hall
    260 Rachal Avenue
    Bridge City, TX 77611
  • Special called meetings, workshops, and / or public hearings are scheduled as needed.
  • See the Council Decorum and Procedures Policy (PDF) for all information on Council policy and meeting procedures.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted on the City of Bridge City Bulletin Board located at:

City Hall
260 Rachal Avenue
Bridge City, TX 77611

Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to the meetings. The agendas are also available at the City Secretary’s Office and the Cashier’s Office in City Hall, as well as the Bridge City Public Library.

View Archived Agendas and Minutes


  1. Mayor
  2. Place 1
  3. Place 2
  4. Place 3
  5. Place 4
  6. Place 5
  7. Place 6


David Rutledge


  • Serving 4th term as Mayor:
    • 2016 to 2018
    • 2018 to 2020
    • 2020 to 2022
    • 2022 to 2024
  • Served as Council Member, Place 1: 2015 to 2016
  • Served as Council Member, Place 4: May 2005 to 2010

City Government

The City of Bridge City is ruled by a home rule charter, herein prescribed the Home Rule Charter of the City of Bridge City. The Home Rule Charter may be found in the beginning of the Bridge City Code of Ordinances.

Form of Government

The City operates under a “Council-Manager” form of government as provided for in the City Charter, Article I, Section 1.02. The “Council-Manager” form of government combines the leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an appointed City Manager.

City Council

The City Council is the legislative and governing body of the City of Bridge City and consists of a Mayor and six Council members, as explained in the City Charter, Article III. The City Council enacts local legislation, and its members are the City’s decision makers. It adopts budgets, determines policies, and focuses on the City’s goals, major projects, and such long-term considerations as City growth, land use development, capital improvement plans, capital financing and strategic planning.

Appointed Positions

The City Council also appoints the City Attorney, City Secretary, Municipal Court Judge, and Associate Municipal Court Judge as set out in the City Charter, Article IV.