The City of Pharr has a Commission-Manager form of government. Under this form of government, the elected City Commission sets the policies for the operation of the city’s government. The administrative responsibility rests with the City Manager who is appointed by the City Commission. The Pharr City Commission is comprised of seven members made up of the Mayor and six City Commissioners. The current members are:

Correspondence to the Mayor and members of the City Commission should be addressed to:

City of Pharr
P. O. Box 1729
Pharr, TX   78577-1632

You may also contact the Mayor and members of the City Commission via email at:                   [email protected]

City Commission Meetings: Regular Commission meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month.  Special Commission meetings may be called from time to time, provided that public notice is posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Agendas: for the regular meetings and work sessions are posted the preceding week at City Hall and also on the City’s web site.  All notices are posted 72 hours prior to the meeting, in accordance with the Chapter 551 of the Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Codes, Annotated (Open Meetings Act).  Agendas are posted on the web site as a courtesy and, from time to time, may not be available due to technical difficulties.  The official posting site is on the City Council Bulletin Board located on the first floor in City Hall.

Work Sessions: Work sessions are held as needed and public notice is posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.  These work sessions are set to discuss City issues, to provide information to the public and the Commission, and usually include briefings and presentations.

Closed Sessions: A closed session may be convened at any time during the course of a regular meeting under Texas Government Code 551.071(2) to confer with its legal counsel on any subject matter of said agenda.  Should any final action, decision, or final vote be required in the opinion of the Board with regard to any item discussed during the executive session, then such final action shall be made during the open meeting covered by the notice of the meeting.

Public Comments. (Ordinance No. O-2015-28)

  • A registered speaker may speak on several items or topics of public concern; however, a speaker may not exceed three (3) minutes as a whole when addressing the board.
  • A registered speaker may not donate time to another speaker.
  • No more than five (5) registered persons may speak at a scheduled meeting.
  • A sign-in form must be filled out prior to the meeting to allow the registered speaker to address the governing body. Once the meeting has started, the City Clerk will no longer accept registrations.
  • Visuals, if any, are due one hour before the meeting. (email [email protected])

Public Hearing. (Ordinance No. O-2015-28)

  • A person that received notice from the city on a pending item for consideration, and that may be positively adversely affected physically, or to any other legally recognizable interest, may speak on a legally posted public hearing; however, a speaker may not exceed three (3) minutes when addressing the board.
  • A sign-in form for participation in a public hearing must be filled out prior to the meeting to allow the registered speaker to address the governing body. Once the meeting has started, the City Clerk will no longer accept registrations.
  • No registered speaker may be allowed to address the governing body once the public hearing has closed.
  • Visuals, if any, are due one hour before the meeting. (email [email protected])