City Council


  1. Day Meetings
  2. Night Meetings
  3. Special Meetings and Executive Sessions

Day meetings take place on their scheduled dates at 9:30 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The chambers are located on the fifth floor of Port Arthur City Hall, which is located at 444 4th Street. 

Stay up to date on the council's 2023 meeting schedule

Council Chambers

The city 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 six 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.  

At-Large Position

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

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 District Map 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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