"On behalf of the citizens of College Station, home of Texas A&M University, the city council will promote and advance the community's quality of life."
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The City Council is composed of the Mayor and six councilmembers elected at large. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council and is recognized as the head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes. The Mayor is entitled to vote on all matters under consideration by the City Council. The City Council shall elect a Mayor Pro Tem from its membership who will act as Mayor during the absence or disability of the Mayor.
The Mayor and each Councilmember will hold office for a period of three years until his or her successor is elected and qualified. No person shall be deemed elected to an office unless that person receives a majority of all the votes cast for such office.
The Mayor and and each Council member must be a citizen of the United States, qualified voter of the State of Texas and have resided for at least one year within the corporate limits of the City of College Station.
The City Council has the power to appoint the City Manager, adopt the budget, authorize the issuance of bonds, and appoint members of all commissions and boards. The City Council also establishes policies regarding zoning, parks, master Greenway Plan, and development of yearly strategic issues.