The City of Pflugerville, Texas was incorporated in 1965 and adopted a Home Rule Charter form of government in November, 1993.
The provisions in this charter were set forth:
- To provide for the future progress of the city.
- Establish and maintain a system of self-government based on sound fiscal and operational methods.
- Ensure equal protection and treatment of all persons.
- Secure fully the benefits of our location and environment.
At the 2016 City Council retreat, your council outlined their vision and mission for Pflugerville:
Mission: Efficiently and effectively deliver public resources and services that result in an enhanced quality of life.
Vision: Pflugerville is an open, safe, family-oriented community that provides its residents with an environment to grow by focusing on innovation, keeping an open perspective and creating opportunities to succeed.
Home Rule Charter
The Home Rule Charter provides for a City Council/Manager form of government, consisting of a Mayor and Council members, elected by the people and responsible to the people.
The City Manager is appointed by and responsible to the Council for proper administration of the city. The elected Mayor and Council members are subject only to the limitations imposed by the state constitution, applicable state statutes, and the city’s home rule charter. All powers of the city lie in the elected Mayor and Council members, who have the responsibilities to institute local legislation, adopt budgets, and determine policies.
The power of the city government is exercised as prescribed by the city’s home rule charter or, if not addressed in the charter, as set out by the Code of Ordinances adopted according to the charter's policies and guidelines.
Boards and Commissions
While the City Council of Pflugerville is the governing body of the municipality, several boards, commissions, and committees have been appointed by the City Council to carry out the goals and directives of the citizens and the council. Links to the boards, commissions, and committees appear below.
- City Council
- Board of Adjustment
- Charter Review Commission
- Library Board
- Parks and Recreation Commission
- Personnel Appeal Board
- Planning & Zoning Commission
Texas Municipal League
The city of Pflugerville is a member of the Texas Municipal League, an organization of more than 16,000 city government employees and elected officials. The league is voluntary and open to any city in Texas and provides advocacy, legal support, training and resources. The City of Pflugerville supports the Our Home, Our Decisions campaign that aims to raise awareness about the State of Texas eroding the ability of Texans to have a voice in developing local solutions to local problems that affect their neighborhoods and their communities. Texas is a big state and decisions at the Capitol that affect local cities are not one size fits all. What works in Pflugerville may not work for residents in another city. The Council agreed that it is important to educate residents on the issues taking place at the State Capitol that affect Pflugerville and other cities. For more information visit www.tml.org.