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Joe Soto

Joe Soto

Mayors Office - Mayor
Phone1: (713) 947-7700
The Honorable Joe Soto was elected into office as Mayor of the City of South Houston on May 7, 2005. Prior to that, he served as South Houston City Councilman, Position 2. Mayor Soto is a lifelong resident of the City of South Houston. He attended all three levels of schooling in South ...

The public is invited to attend all City Council meetings. The Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Municipal Court, 1019 Dallas, across from City Hall, South Houston, Texas 77587. Meetings start at 6:30pm.

The City Council is responsible for establishing city policies, considering city resolutions and ordinances, appointing citizens to various city boards and committees, and adopting the city's annual budget. The Mayor and City Council welcome input from the citizens and business community regarding the goals and direction of the city.

All meetings of the City Council are open to the public. You can view the upcoming Council meeting agenda posted in City Hall or online. To speak in support or opposition to an item scheduled on the council agenda, please sign a sheet located on the table across from the Council Chamber. Individuals who do not want to speak on an issue, but wish to register their support or opposition, may also sign in.

Items for consideration by the Council are outlined in a formal agenda. The sections of this agenda include resolutions, ordinances, public hearings, other business and a public forum.

Public hearings are conducted to allow for citizen input before the Council votes on certain issues. They allow citizens to speak in favor of, against, or ask questions about matters of substantial community concern. Public notice is given in local newspapers to announce hearing dates.