Council Committees

Animal Services Committee

Purpose Statement:

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Members: Mayor Hughson, Council Member Scott and Garza

Covid-19 Recovery Committee - Inactive 

Purpose Statement: Assist staff with COVID recovery and response related to health outcomes. Term is limited to 6 Months

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Comprehensive Plan ‐ City Council Ad Hoc Committee

Purpose Statement: Review and discuss the proposed VisionSMTX Comprehensive Plan Document. Assess the need for additional outreach and mechanisms for soliciting additional public input on the Plan. Provide recommendations for consideration by the full City Council at the time of adoption. 

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Members: Mayor Hughson,  Council Members Garza and Scott

Criminal Justice Committee

Purpose Statement: To work with the County on criminal justice reform issues including Cite and Divert and to bring transparency to the policing processes in San Marcos as allowed by law. 

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Members: Mayor Hughson, Council Members Scott and Garza 


Homelessness Committee

Purpose Statement: The Committee on Homelessness seeks to analyze and address the various sides of homelessness and housing vulnerability and its effects on the San Marcos community. Using experience, understanding, data and inclusive resolutions, the committee will work closely with service providers and various San Marcos stakeholders to help propose solutions that will address preventing homelessness, case management for those experiencing homelessness, transitional housing needs, workforce training, and all issues related to improving and stabilizing the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors.

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Members: Mayor Hughson, Council Members Prather and Garza


Legislative Committee

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Members: Mayor Hughson, Council Members Garza and Gleason


Multimodal Transit Committee

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Members: Mayor Hughson and Council Member


Sustainability Committee

Purpose Statement: To promote sustainable practices as defined in the City Council Sustainability Strategic Initiative. 

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Members: Mayor Hughson and Council Member Mendoza and Scott

Workforce Housing Committee

Purpose Statement: Promote the preservation and expansion of diverse, affordable housing choices in San Marcos in accordance with the Affordable / Workforce Housing Policy, City’s Comprehensive Plan, or any applicable plan or ordinance related to housing including the Strategic Housing Action Plan, once adopted. Review applications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments to ensure new developments provide the best services in a safe location for San Marcos residents with the most need. Review applicable Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications and initiatives.

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Members: Council Members Garza, Scott, Gonzales