About Our Government
The City of Boerne, incorporated in 1909, operated as a general law city with a city administrator until November 1995. Following a special election, the citizens voted to have Boerne become a home rule city with a council-manager plan of government.
The city is governed by the City Council, which is composed of five council members elected for staggered two-year terms. The mayor and two council members are elected in odd-numbered years. Three council members are elected in even-numbered years. The five council members are elected by the district in which they reside and the mayor is elected by the city at-large. Single-member voting districts were adopted in 2009. Background on the change from at-large to single-member districts is available here.
The City Council acts primarily by the passage of local laws, or ordinances, which establish rules governing the actions of citizens and the work of city employees.
City Mission Statement
It is the mission of the City of Boerne, Texas, to prepare for and respond to the changing needs of the Boerne community with effective and fiscally responsible municipal services, while furthering our quality of life and preserving our historical and cultural heritage.
The City of Boerne provides services to the public including:
- Animal services
- Gas, electric, and water treatment and distribution
- Library services
- Parks, city facilities, and the Boerne Cemetery
- Police and fire protection
- Roads and streets
- Sewage collection and treatment
- Various other services authorized by the City Council
- Collecting municipal taxes and fees
- Conducting elections
- Performing judicial functions in the municipal court
- Providing staff support and legal advice to the City Council