The City of Bryan Charter stipulates that the council/manager form of government be utilized. The seven-member city council consists of a mayor and six councilmembers, with one councilmember elected at-large and the other five elected from single-member districts. The mayor and councilmembers are elected for alternating three-year terms with six-year term limits. The role of the City Council is to enact ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations, and set policy direction for the conduct of the affairs of the city.
Public Safety: Bryan residents enjoy a safe and healthy community.
Service: Bryan is a business-friendly city that provides exceptional public and customer services.
Infrastructure: Bryan has adequate and well maintained infrastructure to support a developing community.
Economic Development: Bryan is an economically diverse and developing community.
Quality of Life: Bryan is an attractive community where residents and visitors enjoy diversity, history, parks, recreation, educational and cultural opportunities.
The City Council, by majority vote, appoints the City Manager, City Secretary, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge, and City Internal Auditor. The City Manager is then responsible and accountable for the routine administration and direction of the municipal organization.
The city offers a full array of municipal services through a workforce of approximately 800 employees and a budget of $228 million. Examples of services are Police, Fire, EMS, Public Works, Planning, Inspections, Parks and Recreation, Library, Utilities, Accounting, Human Resources, Purchasing, Risk Management, Municipal Court, Fleet, Legal and Information Technology.
Council meetings are broadcast live and can be seen locally on cable channel 16 the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Workshop meetings generally begin at 3 p.m., while regular meetings generally begin at 6 p.m. Meetings are rebroadcast on a regular schedule until the next City Council meeting occurs.
The tentative Channel 16 live broadcast schedule of the city council meetings are: 3 p.m. Workshop, 6 p.m. Regular on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month