Boards & Commissions List

Animal Services Advisory Committee Board of Adjustment

  • Consists of six (6) members.
  • Meets quarterly.
  • Advises the City Council and Managing Director of Health in complying with the Texas Department of State Health Services rules pertaining to animal shelters.

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month.
  • Considers applications for variances to zoning ordinance regulation, hears appeals regarding determination of the Zoning Administrator, and considers action concerning non-conforming uses.

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Building & Fire Codes Board Civil Service Commission

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets on call.
  • Reviews proposed amendments to Building and Fire Codes and hears appeals on rulings of the Building Official or Fire Chief.

  • Consists of three (3) members.
  • Meets quarterly.
  • Reviews policy and procedures of the Police and Fire Departments with regard to Civil Service employees with primary focus on disciplinary, testing, hiring and promotional procedures.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and Minutes

Citizens Environmental & Neighborhood Advisory Committee Community Multicultural Commission

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month.
  • Reviews, develops, and recommends new and environmental and neighborhood related projects to the City Council.

  • Consists of thirteen (13) members.
  • Meets 3rd Thursday of each month.
  • Researches issues and makes recommendations to Council concerning the City’s changing demographic composition and diverse needs.

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Electrical Board Garland Cultural Arts Commission

  • Consists of nine (9) members: eight (8) members specializing in electrical work and 1 lay person.
  • Meets quarterly.
  • Reviews proposed amendments to Electrical Codes, hears appeals on ruling of the Building Official, administers electrical exams to license electricians, and approves electrical contractors to operate in the city.

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets quarterly.
  • Advises on policies of the Performing Arts Center, negotiates contracts for usage of Heritage Park, awards grants to Garland arts groups, and promotes the arts in general.
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Agendas & Minutes

Garland Youth Council Housing Standards Board

  • Consists of twenty (20) members.
  • Meets second Tuesday of each month.
  • Provides a forum which educates Garland’s youth to the various workings of City business, and allows youth to be a voice to address their particular ideas and concerns.

  • Consists of nine (9) voting members.
  • Meets first Thursday of each month and third Thursday if needed.
  • Reviews staff recommendations and issues orders requiring repair/demolition and/or civil penalties.
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Agendas & Minutes

Lake Ray Hubbard Appeals Board Library Board

  • Consists of five (5) voting members.
  • Meets first Thursday of every month.

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets 2nd Monday of every month.
  • Advises the Council on library services and programs.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas & Minutes

Parks & Recreation Board Plan Commission

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets 1st Wednesday of every month.
  • Advises on acquisitions, maintenance, operation, and use of parks, playgrounds, and open spaces.

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
  • Reviews rezoning applications, subdivision plats and site plans, and advises Council regarding comprehensive planning issues.

Agenda & Minutes

Agenda & Minutes

Plumbing & Mechanical Code Board Senior Citizens Advisory Committee

  • Consists of nine (9) members: seven (7) members specializing in the construction industry and two (2) lay persons.
  • Meets on call.
  • Reviews proposed amendments to Plumbing and Mechanical Codes and hears appeals on rulings of the Building Official.

  • Consists of nine (9) members.
  • Meets 1st Thursday of every month.
  • Advises Council on senior citizen issues.
Agendas & Minutes

Agendas & Minutes

Tax Increment Financing Boards

    Texas Tax Code Chapter 311 gives Cities the authority to create these special districts, one of the most effective key economic development tools in the State. The City of Garland has two tax increment financing (TIF) districts to promote the development and redevelopment of the following key geographic areas: Downtown and the area around the Forest-Jupiter Light Rail Station, and I-30 Corridor.

    Agendas for TIF Boards:

    Downtown Area TIF Board 2-25-13