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facts about bedford, tx
- White alone 64.3% 64.3%
- Hispanic or Latino 13.9% 13.9%
- Black or African American alone 11.8% 11.8%
- American Indian and Alaska Native alone .422% .422%
- Asian alone 5.31% 5.31%
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 1.34% 1.34%
- Two or More Races 2.74% 2.74%
- Spanish 8.5% 8.5%
- Other Indo-European Languages 3.6% 3.6%
- Asian and Pacific Island Languages 3.5% 3.5%
- Other Languages 2.3% 2.3%
Bedford City Council
Bedford Mission Statement: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Bedford for all residents by creating an attractive, secure, and inclusive community.
Bedford City Councils Vision: To be a quality residential community balanced with an environment for planned economic vitality.
The Mayor is elected directly by the citizens and serves for two year terms. The Mayor officially speaks for both the government and the community as a whole. The Mayor is the presiding officer and a regular member of the city council, and has all the powers and duties for the office of council member in addition to those of mayor.
- Serving on the city council;
- Voting in council meetings;
- Assigning council members to chair or serve on committees;
- Appointing citizens to serve on advisory boards or commissions;
- Preparing the annual budget; or
- Making an annual report to the council.
Bedford City Councilmembers
Here are your city council members who are elected to represent your voice in the Bedford city council. The Council fulfills the legislative functions of the city, crafting ordinances and developing policies. They are also tasked with establishing the overall direction of the city and providing general direction to the city manager.
It is important the city council represents and advocates for the community’s diverse beliefs and values to serve ALL residents in Bedford.
- Elected to two or four year terms either by district or at-large.
- Responsible for appointing a city-manager.
- Responsible for drafting and passing legislation and city ordinances.
- Responsible for approving the city budget proposed by the city-manager.
As local legislators, councilmembers are responsible for and responsive to the citizens who elected them. Depending on the city’s charter and state laws, they may perform the following functions:
- Review and approve the annual budget;
- Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities;
- Oversee performance of the local public employees;
- Oversee effectiveness of programs;
- Establish tax rates;
- Enter into legal contracts;
- Borrow funds;
- Pass ordinances and resolutions;
- Modify the city’s charter;
- Regulate land use through zoning laws;
- Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations;
- Regulate public health and safety;
- Exercise the power of eminent domain;
- Communicate policies and programs to residents;
- Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and
- Represent the community to other levels of government.
Here are the qualifications for what it takes to run for the City Council.
who shall be interested in the profits or the emolument of any contract job, work or service for the city, or interested in the sale to the city of any supplies, equipment, material or articles purchased.
Public School Districts in Bedford
See what school district you’re in here.
Learn more about the demographics of HEB ISD and who represents you on the school board.
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