Form of Government
The City of Katy is a Home Rule city. There are two major categories of local government in the State of Texas: General Law cities and Home Rule cities. The major distinction between the two is that a General Law city can ONLY do what the legislature, through law, allows them to do. A Home Rule city, on the other hand, can pass any regulations or laws it deems necessary unless the state law prohibits it. In order for a city to be Home Rule, the population has to reach 5,000 and there has to be an election ratifying a city charter.
The City Charter is effectively the constitution of the City. Cities typically form a charter committee to help draft the proposed Charter. The proposed Charter then must be approved by the City Council to be presented to the eligible voters of the city for approval and ratification at an election. The City of Katy’s Home Rule Charter was crafted by a charter committee and adopted in 1981. A copy of the Charter can be found within the City’s
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Effective September 1, Texas Pride Disposal will be the City of Katy's new garbage and recycling provider.
• Less confusing schedule - ALL services on the same day!
• Garbage, recycling, heavy trash & yard debris EVERY WEEK!
• Weekly recycling will include glass!
• Yard debris can be in black or clear bags!
• Better services & lower rates!
To view the new service maps (beginning 9/1/20) and for more details, visit www.cityofkaty.com/texaspride.
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We all have a duty to protect high-risk members of our community from the dangers of COVID-19. Your acts of care will help keep members of the community who are 60 years or older or have underlying health conditions safe.
Staying apart is the best way to eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Stronger together - Safer 6-feet apart!
Todos tenemos la obligacion proteger a los miembros de alto riesgo de nuestra comunidad y de los peligros de COVID-19. Sus actos de cuidado ayudarán a mantener seguros a los miembros de la comunidad que tengan 60 años o más, o que tienen condiciones de salud subyacentes.
Mantenerse separados es la mejor manera de eliminar la propagación de COVID-19. Más fuertes juntos. ¡más seguros a 6 pies de distancia!
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Take the time to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of heat related illnesses. Know what to do if you or a loved one begin to show signs of a heat related illness, and know when to call emergency services. #HeatSafety #BeatTheHeat
Dedique el tiempo para familiarizarse con los síntomas de enfermedades relacionadas con el calor. Sepa qué hacer si usted o un ser querido comienzan a mostrar signos de una enfermedad relacionada con el calor y sepa cuándo debe llamar al 9-1-1
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7-27-2020 City Council Meeting
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KATY RICE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT
THE [altered] SHOW MUST GO ON!!! For this year’s Katy Rice Festival, October 9-11, we are creating a virtual experience with an online craft market, live-stream band performances and other fun, family activities! Unfortunately, with the uncertainty surrounding our current COVID-19 situation, the traditional Katy Rice Festival will not be possible this year. The health and safety of our patrons, vendors, artists, volunteers, partners, staff, and the entire Katy community remains our highest priority. But rest assured, we are not cancelling the event - 2020 will just be virtual!
We hope you will join us in celebrating our heritage and supporting local businesses at the 2020 VIRTUAL Katy Rice Festival. We are hard at work planning this event, and we look forward to the virtual celebration and activities leading up to and on the second weekend of October. Stay tuned for more information – follow the Katy Rice Festival page and visit www.katyricefestival.com.