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City of South Padre Island


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About Us

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.


Litter Enforcement Officer: (Seasonal/Part-Time)
Category: Entry Level
Position PurposePerforms all duties and responsibilities regarding the Anti-Litter Beach Program to ensure compliance with laws related to littering and glass on the public beach within the City limits.  Enforces all City and State Ordinances on the beach and assists in Anti-Litter and Code Enforcement. Employees must be over twenty-one years of age to perform this job.Essential more
Contact: Ema Jaramillo
Phone:(956) 761-6456
Fax:(956) 761-7561
Mechanic: (Full Time)
Category: Machinist
Position PurposePerform semi-skilled, skilled and administrative work in maintaining the vehicles and mechanical equipment of the City of South Padre Island. Insure all City of South Padre Island vehicles and equipment are maintained and repaired in accordance with all Service Manuals, Technical Bulletins, State and Federal Regulations in a timely manner.  Essential FunctionsReceive Vehicles for more
Contact: Ema Jaramillo
Phone:(956) 761-6456

Rep/Contact Info

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Randy Smith
City Manager
Nikki Soto
City Secretary / PIO

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