The City of West operates as a Type A, General Law form of government. The administration is comprised of a Mayor and 5 member City Council all of which are elected to 2 year rotating terms.
The City’s operation and maintenance is funded by two separate accounts – the General Fund and the Water/Sewer Fund. Income for its General Fund comes from property tax, sales tax, franchise tax, and fines. Water/Sewer Fund income is from fees for water, sewer, sanitation and other utility-related fees. The fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. Public hearings on the budget and property tax rate are usually held in late August or early September.