Home rule, council-manager form of government with six council members which are
elected from six districts. Council members are elected for three-year terms.
The Mayor is elected at large by the citizens of New Braunfels.
The City has an updated comprehensive city master plan supervised by a Planning
and Zoning Commission. The Commission also oversees the application and
enforcement of the City Zoning Ordinance.
The City has 122 police personnel with 66 patrol cars; the Fire Department has
103 firemen, 5 stations, and 5 fully equipped ambulances. Because of the
efficiency of the Fire Department, New Braunfels has the state’s maximum good
fire record credit of 20% with a key rate of fourteen cents.
The City operates ambulance service with Emergency Medical Technicians and
Paramedics. As of 1990, 911 service has been a part of New Braunfels and Comal