Temple Terrace City Council
Legislative branch of government of the City of Temple Terrace is the
policy-making branch and is comprised of the Mayor and City Council.
These elected officials govern the City and represent the citizens as
they review activities and establish policies for implementation in the
best interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
The City of Temple Terrace prides itself on actively maintaining the
bond between its citizens and the local government through neighborhood
meetings and the Vision 2020 planning process. Both of these programs
encourage citizen involvement and input to help determine the future
direction of the City of Temple Terrace.
In 1966, the City adopted the Hillsborough County permanent
registration system of electors. To be eligible to vote in municipal
elections, a person must be registered as an elector in Hillsborough
County at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections. This single registration serves for city, county, and state elections.
City elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November of even-numbered years. The Mayor is elected by a majority vote
to a four-year term. Five Council members serve staggered four-year
terms. A candidate for elective office in the City must have been a
resident of Temple Terrace or an area recently annexed into Temple
Terrace for two years prior to the election.