How Your Government Works
Form of Government
In a Council-Manager system of government like League City has, the City Council appoints a City Manager to carry out the day-to-day administrative functions of the government. The Council’s job is to set policy, formulate the annual budget, and vote to approve or disapprove a variety of contracts and projects. Council members are “at large,” meaning each member represents the entire city, not a specific precinct.
What is the City of League City Government Responsible For?
City staff work seven days a week to ensure residents maintain superior services and a high quality of life. Some of these services include:
- Providing clean water (Learn more about League City’s plan to secure clean water)
- Wastewater treatment
- Garbage disposal
- Streets and stormwater maintenance
- Planning & zoning
- Public safety
- Economic development
- Parks & recreation programs
- Animal shelter
How is the City of League City Government Funded?
The City’s largest source of revenue is derived from property taxes. Property taxes in League City are shared between the City government, the Clear Creek Independent School District, and Galveston County. A portion of sales tax, along with service charges, permits, licenses, franchise fees, fines, and forfeitures also help fund the City government.
Revenue Sources (for every $1)
- Property Tax $.44
- Sales Tax $.24
- Service Charges, Permits, and Licenses $.16
- Fines and Forfeitures $.02
- Miscellaneous Incomes $.07
- Franchise Fees $.07
When do City Council Meetings Take Place?
City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the City Council Chambers at 200 West Walker St.
Meetings are open to the public and residents can provide comments during the hearing of public citizens.
Meetings are also streamed live on the City’s Facebook page, website, and on Comcast channel 16. Video recordings of all council meetings are available on the City’s website 24/7.