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.
  • Board members are required to fill out a Personal Financial Statement as per Chapter 38-Code of Ethics
  • 11 Appointed Members:
    • 7 Regular Members
      • Howard Slackman, Chairman
      • Dillon E. Vanderford Jr., Vice Chairman
      • Dr. Jose Hinojosa
      • Ankjaer Jensen
      • Marcos Cardoza
      • Alejandro Moreno
      • Hector Guerra
    • 4 Alternate Board Members
      • Claudia Lozano
      • Blanca Campbell
      • Juan Pequeno
      • Joseph Modesto 


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.