City Council

Council Chambers
The City of Port Arthur is governed by a council-manager form of government where the City Council sets city policy and the City Manager is responsible for city operations. 

The council consists of a mayor and eight council members. All council members are elected for one three year term up to three consecutive terms. Elected officials are under a mixed system of single-member districts and at-large seats. Four council members are elected from single member districts, two from combined districts and two at large. 
  

At Large Districts


At large candidates are elected to represent the whole city; all voters can vote for candidates running for an at large seat. At large candidates may reside in any area of the city.

Single-Member Districts


A single-member district is a geographically defined voter district represented by a single elected official. Only registered voters that live within the specified district's boundaries can vote for candidates who run for a seat in the district. Candidates must live in the  single-member district in which they run. 

Port Arthur Voting Map


Members



Day Meetings


8:30 am
City Hall Council Chamber
444 4th Street
Port Arthur, TX 77640


Night Meetings

5:30 pm
City Hall Council Chamber
444 4th Street
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Special Meetings & Executive Sessions


  • 4 pm
  • Meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • City Hall Council Chamber
    444 4th Street
    Port Arthur, TX 77640