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City of South Padre Island


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The Citizens adopted the Home Rule Charter for the City of South Padre Island at an election held on November 3, 2009. The benefits of local government outlined in the Home Rule Charter affirm the values of representative democracy, professional management, strong political leadership, citizen participation and regional cooperation through the Council-Manager form of government.

The City Council consisting of the Mayor and Five Council Members and the City Manager's Office comprised of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Secretary and Executive Assistant form the City's strategic team. These two bodies are responsible for the formulation and communication of public policy to meet community needs, assure orderly development in the City, and provide for the general administration of the City.

The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge and various citizen boards and commissions. The City Council's public policy activities include: 1)financial management of the City by adopting the City's annual budget, establishing general objectives and provide for an annual independent audit of the City's financial records; 2)reviewing and adopting all ordinances and resolutions; and 3)establish programmatic goals and strategic direction for the City.


Permit Technician: Full Time
Category: Planning
This position is open until November 28, 2022 at 10 AM.  Position Purpose Performs a variety of technical and administrative work in keeping official records and providing administrative support to the Inspections Division of the Planning Department. This position provides quality customer service in a fast-paced environment. This position reviews, manages, coordinates and accepts permit more
Contact: Clara Chavarria
Phone:(956) 761-8101
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Maintenance Technician (CVB): (Full-Time)
Category: Entry Level
This position is open until filled.   Position Purpose Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for the general housekeeping, maintenance and event needs of the South Padre Island Convention Centre.    Essential FunctionsResponsible for completing required work within a specified time period as assigned.Responsible for maintaining a good working more
Contact: Clara Chavarria
Phone:(956) 761-8101
Fax:(956) 761-7561

Rep/Contact Info

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Randy Smith
City Manager
Nikki Soto
City Secretary / PIO

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