City Council

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
    Special Sessions will be scheduled as needed. Sometimes it is necessary to move a Regular meeting date. Please always check the calendar for the latest information.
  • Council Chambers in City Hall
    405 Municipal Drive  |  Kennedale TX 76060
  • View or subscribe to meeting agendas

Council Composition

The City Council consists of six members — a Mayor and five council members who are elected at-large and each serve two-year terms. There are no term limits. The Mayor presides at meetings and is recognized as the head of the city government. The Mayor has the right to vote only in the event of a tie, but does have veto power. The City Council members elect one member as Mayor Pro Tem to preside over meetings in the Mayor's absence. The Mayor Pro Tem retains the right to vote. Current City Council members are listed below.

Council Responsibilities

All powers of the city are vested in the City Council. Council exercises these powers to ensure the performance of all duties and obligations imposed on the city by law and the city's own Home Rule Charter. The City Council's powers include, but are not limited to:
  • Enacting municipal legislation.
  • Appointing, electing, or removing persons appointed or elected by the Council.
  • Establishing compensation rates for all city officers.
  • Creating, changing, or abolishing offices and agencies created by the Charter;
  • Assigning duties and powers to city officers, departments, and agencies.
  • Establishing operating policy.
  • Establishing the city boundaries.
Name Place Term
Brian Johnson
Mayor 2018-2020
Rockie Gilley
Place 1
Chris Pugh
Place 2
Sandra Lee
Place 3, Mayor Pro Tem
Linda Rhodes
Place 4
Jan Joplin
Place 5

Addressing the City Council

The City Council is interested in the concerns of all residents and welcomes their input on the issues facing our community. Anyone can address Council by submitting a "Speaker's Request Form" before the start of a meeting. These forms are available on a table as you walk into Council Chambers. See the "Visitor/Citizens Forum" section below for more information.

An agenda is prepared for each regular or special meeting and is posted in the lobby of City Hall and online at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Find out more about Open Government (including Texas' Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act) at the Attorney General's website

Council Meetings Typically Consist Of:

  • Work Session at 5:30 p.m.
    This is the time when Council receives information from staff, advisory boards, or consultants, but does not take action.
  • Regular Session at 7:00 p.m.
    This is when council considers and takes action on proposed projects or ordinances.
    • Roll Call
      For the council to act, a quorum (three members, not counting the Mayor) must be present.
    • Invocation
      If you'd be interested in offering the invocation at an upcoming meeting, please email the City Secretary.
    • Pledges of Allegiance to the Unites States and Texas flags
    • Visitor/Citizens Forum
      Anyone who wishes to address Council regarding a matter that is not on the agenda may submit a "Speaker's Request Form" to the City Secretary before the Regular Session begins (at 7:00 p.m.) When Council arrives at this agenda item, the Mayor will call each person who submitted a form to the podium (one at a time). Please begin by stating your full name and address, and remember that comments must be directed towards the Council as a group rather than to individual councilmembers, the audience, or staff. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to the subject matter noted on their "Speaker's Request Form" and keep their presentation under three (3) minutes. Finally, please understand that due to Open Meeting Act requirements, Council is unable to discuss or take action on the items you present during the current meeting (see Section Sec. 551.042 of the Texas Local Government Code).
    • Reports and Announcements
      This includes updates from the Mayor, individual councilmembers, and the City Manager about recent meetings, programs, and projects that they've been involved in.
    • Monitoring Information
      Presentation of monthly financials, executive limitations, and ends review (in the form of the balanced scorecard).
    • Required Approval Items (Consent Agenda)
      These items are considered non-controversial, and include items like approval of the minutes from the last meeting. These are bundled into a single item in order to expedite the meeting. Items can be moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda (so that they can be discussed and voted on individually) at the request of any single Councilmember.
    • Decision Items
      This portion of the meeting includes public hearings, proposed ordinances, and items forwarded from Advisory Boards for consideration. Council will discuss and act upon each item individually. Anyone wishing to speak on an item that includes a "Public Hearing" should submit a "Request to Speak at a Public Hearing" form to the City Secretary before the Regular Session begins (at 7:00 p.m.).
    • Executive Session (Closed)
      Council may meet in closed session at any time during the work session or the regular session, pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code for consultation with the City Attorney pertaining to any matter in which the duty of the City Attorney under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct may conflict with the Open Meetings Act, including discussion on any item posted on the agenda.
    • Reconvene into Open Session and Take Action Necessary Pursuant to Executive Session
    • Adjournment