Council meetings are open to the public as provided by the Open Meetings Act (Government Code, Chapter 551). The Forney City Council, along with all other councils and commissions within the City are administered through rules and procedures approved by the City Council. Those rules and procedures are linked on the website.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Other rules of meeting procedure are established by the City Council and are not subject to Roberts Rules of Order, although the council follows similar procedure. The City Council may act by ordinance, resolution or motion.
City Council members are elected for staggered 2-year terms.
While the City Council is elected by place number, the number is for candidacy purposes only and each member represents the entire population of Forney.
Among other authorities granted by state law and the Home Rule Charter adopted by the citizens of Forney, the City Council: