The Red Oak City Council is Here to Serve You!
The City Council consists of the Mayor and five Councilmembers, each elected at large and representing all residents within city limits. Councilmembers, including the Mayor, serve staggered, three-year terms, and each June a councilmember is chosen to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.
What does at-large mean? At-large candidates are elected to represent the whole city; all voters can vote for candidates running for an at-large seat. At-large candidates may reside in any area of the city.
Home Rule Charter: The City of Red Oak is a Home Rule city operating under a City Charter. A copy of the City Charter is available HERE.
Council/Manager Form of Government: The city is governed by a council-manager form of government where the City Council sets city policy and the City Manager is responsible for city operations.
Among other authorities granted by state law and the Home Rule Charter adopted by the citizens of Red Oak, the City Council:
- Adopts the annual budget
- Annexes property into the city limits
- Appoints the City Manager, City Secretary, and Municipal Court Judges
- Approves certain city expenditures
- Awards contracts and bids
- Establishes development standards
- Makes appointments to boards and committees
- Regulates zoning
- Sets the annual property tax rate for the City of Red Oak
The City Council meets the second Monday of every month in the council chambers of the Red Oak Municipal Center, 200 Lakeview Parkway, Red Oak, Texas 75154. When needed, City Council will hold special meetings, workshops, and public hearings, in addition to the regular City Council meetings.
City Council Meetings During COVID-19: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order, and to ensure the health and safety of the public, Council meetings will be taking place via ZOOM. If you are interested in participating or watching the latest City Council Meeting, please click here for further information or check out the Red Oak YouTube Page.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available 72 hours prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.
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The minutes from each City Council meeting are approved by the City Council at a subsequent meeting and will be posted after approval
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Citizen Comments Form
We welcome citizen participation in our public meetings and want to ensure you have a voice. The Citizen Meetings Form will send an electronic message to us in the form of an email and can be used for City Council, Planning and Zoning, or other public meetings. All must be completed by 5 pm on the date of the meeting.
If you are considering running for office as a City Councilmember, please read the 2017 edition of A Guide to Becoming a City Official published by Texas Municipal League.