Responsible for the City's Master plan, regulation of land and building development. Responsible for zoning, building codes, contractor licensing, tree preservation, mapping, traffic impact analysis and administering the City's Unified Development Code.
Administers guidelines for creating historic districts, regulations for exterior changes to historic structures and sites, and the process concerning applications for permits. Includes the Historic and Design Review Commission which hears cases from 26 historic districts, six River Improvement Overlay districts, over 1300 individually designated landmarks, and all public projects. The HDRC is guided by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the City’s Unified Development Code.
The Edwards Aquifer Authority manages, enhances, and protects the Edwards Aquifer, one of the major groundwater systems in Texas serving approximately 1.7 million people. This expansive, natural underground water resource extends 180 miles from Brackettville in Kinney County to Kyle in Hays County.