Brownsville, Texas is the seat of Cameron County and the city has a council–manager style of government. The city mayor and six city commissioners serve staggered four-year terms. Commissioner elections are held for one at-large and two district seats every two years. Municipal elections are held on the first Saturday of May in odd numbered years. City elected officials are non-partisan, although they may be personally affiliated with a political party, this has no bearing on the office.
Click here to view current members of the Brownsville City Government.
The next regular elections for the City will occur in the following years:
- Mayor: 2015
- At-Large “A”: 2015
- At-Large “B”: 2017
- District 1: 2015
- District 2: 2015
- District 3: 2017
- District 4: 2017
The City Commission appoints the City Manager, Charlie Cabler is the City Manager since 2006. The City Commission also appoints a six-member Public Utilities Board for a four-year term. Members are limited to two consecutive or non-consecutive terms. The Mayor is an ex-officio member of the Board.
The City of Brownsville has introduced a new mobile web application (app): Access Brownsville. Users can easily submit requests for service, ask questions and find up to date information on the City operations and events.
The Access Brownsville app is web-based, so it can be used through iPhone, Android, Blackberry devices, as well as computers, laptops and tablets. It is now available as a free download for Apple and Android phones from their respective online stores.