Commissions

Area Water Authority


This commission meets on an as needed basis. To view the most recent agendas and minutes view the archive or to search and/or view past meeting agendas and minutes and historical records visit the Laserfiche Public RecordsMembers may not be a member of City Council. Members serve 2-year terms. The staff liaison is the Public Works Director. 

The La Porte Area Water Authority was created in 1981 by the State Legislature. The legislation granted the Authority rights and powers related to acquisition of water supplies and the collection/treatment of wastes. The early mission of the Authority was to secure surface water to entities contracting with the Authority. The Authority may purchase, construct, lease or otherwise acquire property and facilities relating to their mission. They may contract with persons, corporations, municipal corporation and political subdivisions of the State with the approval of the City Council.


Civil Service Commission


This commission meets on an as needed basis. To view the most recent agendas and minutes view the archive or to search and/or view past meeting agendas and minutes and historical records visit the Laserfiche Public RecordsMembers are appointed by the City Manager for 3-year terms. The staff liaison is the Human Resources Manager/Civil Service Director. 

The Civil Service Commission was established in 1981, when the citizens voted to adopt the State’s Municipal Civil Service Law, as it applies to sworn police officers. In compliance with State Law, the Commission adopted rules relating to the appointments and the promotions of sworn police officers. Furthermore, the Civil Service Commission conducts investigations and hearings related to police officers appeals of disciplinary actions.


Health Authority


This commission meets on an as needed basis. Members serve 2-year terms. The staff liaison is the EMS Chief.

Members

  • Oscar Boultinghouse, M.D., Medical Advisor
  • Abdul R. Moosa, M.D., Health Authority
  • Robert D. Johnston, M.D., Health Authority
The purpose of the authority is to serve the City of La Porte on health matters administering state and local laws relating to public health.


Planning and Zoning Commission


This commission meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Meeting Schedule and Deadlines


To view the most recent agendas and minutes view the archive or to search and/or view past meeting agendas and minutes and historical records visit the Laserfiche Public RecordsMembers to serve 3-years terms. The staff liaison is the Planning Director. The purpose of the commission is to represent the City of La Porte at meetings and provide information back to City Council and staff.


Redevelopment Authority


This commission meets on an as needed basis. To view the most recent agendas and minutes view the archive or to search and/or view past meeting agendas and minutes and historical records visit the Laserfiche Public RecordsMembers serve 2-year terms. The staff liaison is the City Manager.

The purpose of the authority is to finance the development and redevelopment of unproductive, underdeveloped or blighted areas within the City. Articles and Bylaws approved by Resolution 2000-19. Per Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the La Porte Redevelopment Authority, an appointment of a Director to the Reinvestment Zone #1, City of La Porte, Texas constitutes an appointment to serve as a Director of the La Porte Redevelopment Authority.

Directors of the Authority shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City with the consent and approval of the City Council and shall be the same persons appointed to the corresponding position of the Board of the La Porte Reinvestment Zone. Each taxing unit appointment as a Director to the La Porte Reinvestment Zone shall also constitute a nomination of such person to the Redevelopment Authority. The term of each Redevelopment Authority position shall be coterminous with the corresponding position on the Board of the La Porte Reinvestment Zone. The Mayor of the City shall always appoint the Chairman of the Redevelopment Board for the term designated by the City.