City Hall offices can be reached by calling (254) 547-4221 or online at
Copperas Cove is run by a team of professionals directed by an elected city council.
The mayor and seven council members are elected to three-year terms and can serve
two consecutive terms. The city manager, city secretary, city judge and city attorney
are all appointed by the council.
The council meets in regular session every first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. in
council chambers at the municipal building at 507 S. Main St. Many meetings
are preceded by a workshop session. Although workshop sessions are not for
public input, the public is welcome to attend and to watch the council and
city staff discuss issues. Council may take no action during workshop sessions.
Meeting agendas are posted on the door of City Hall the Friday before each meeting.
Agendas are also available at the Copperas Cove Public Library.
Each regular meeting includes a public citizens forum, in which any resident can
speak to subjects not on the agenda. Up to 30 minutes are set aside for the
public forum, though each person speaking is asked to limit remarks to five minutes
in length. Residents wishing to speak to matters on the agenda may sign up to do
so prior to the meeting. Those who can’t attend a meeting may watch both workshops
and regular meetings on cable Channel 10 live or in rerun on Wednesday
By law, the council is not able to act on any matter that is not on the agenda or
on issues brought up during the forum. Forum issues are forwarded to city staff
for discussion of possible future action. Copperas Cove Mayor is
John Hull, whose term ends in 2010.