The City Commission holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month. 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 Hall Bulletin Board located in City Hall at 400 S. Ohio Ave.
In accordance with Governor Abbott’s March 16, 2020, Executive Order and section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), beginning March 30, 2020, the Mercedes City Commission will do its best to live stream their meetings. The City Commission will continue to meet to conduct business, and to maximize public safety, the public is invited to participate in Commission meetings by video access rather than attending the meeting in person.
You will be able to access the live stream via The City of Mercedes Facebook page.
- Members of the public will be entitled to participate and address the governmental body during any telephonic or videoconference meeting.
- To hold a telephonic or videoconference meeting, a governmental body must post a written notice that gives the public a way to participate remotely, such as a toll-free dial-in number, and that includes an electronic copy of any regular agenda packet that officials will consider at the meeting.
- A governmental body must provide the public with access to a recording of any telephonic or videoconference meeting.
Citizens are invited to continue participating in Open Forum. To sign up for open forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:50 pm on the day of the meeting or call (956) 565-3114 ext. 138 or 161 with the following information:
Topic of Discussion
The phone number will be required in order to call at the time of Open Forum. The participants will be called in the order of the time they signed up. Remember, the maximum time limit to express your thoughts is 5 minutes, neither staff nor the City Commission can reply during Open Forum.