Plano is governed by the Council-Manager form of government where the Council sets City policy and the Manager is responsible for City operations. The City Council consists of the Mayor and seven City Council members, all of whom are elected at-large.
Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions add to the governing process. The City of Plano is a regional and national leader, providing outstanding services and facilities through cooperative efforts that engage our citizens and contribute to the quality of life in our community. The city has approximately 1,949 full-time employees and 641 part-time employees.
There are eight Council places (each identified with numbers running one through eight) in the City of Plano which includes the place of Mayor (Place six). All Council members run and serve at large which means that all Council Members represent the entire City and likewise the entire City may vote for all eight places as they come due regardless of where they may reside in the City. Each Council Member serves four-year terms and all members are limited to no more than two consecutive terms.
Of the eight Council Places, candidates running and serving in places one, two, three, and four must reside in that district. View the map identifying the districts. Residing in the first four districts is the only distinction separating Council Members in places one through four from places five through eight.
City Council Meetings
The Plano City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month with executive session beginning at 5 pm, immediately followed by preliminary open meeting, and the regular meeting at 7:00 pm in the Plano Municipal Center, Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chamber, 1520 K Ave. During the month of July, Council meeting dates are revised.