Board of Adjustment


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Meets the second Wednesday of the month
  • City Hall
    1001 E Elizabeth Street
    2nd Floor, Commission Chambers
    Brownsville, TX 78520
  • Phone: 956-548-6150


  • Each member shall be appointed by the City Commission.
  • Each appointed member shall serve a 2-year term. No limit is set forth on the number of terms a member may serve.
  • 9 Appointed Members:
    • 5 regular members
      • Roy De Los Santos
      • Howard Slackman
      • Dillon Vanderford
      • Maria Alicia Loya
      • Iris L. Diaz
    • 4 alternate members
      • Michelle Garcia
      • Jose Hinojosa Jr. 
      • Martin Metzger 
      • Vacant 


The Board of Adjustment was created by City Zoning Ordinance #235, Section 17, as described under Section 2118 of the Local Government Code. The board authorizes in specific cases, a variance from the terms of a zoning ordinance if the variance is not contrary to the public interest and due to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship.