Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]What do you think about the mechanisms being considered for managing the College Station Medical District? How about a resolution to ask the state to regulate payday lending activities?

Those items and more will be on the agenda when the College Station City Council meets Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings.

Here are five items to watch:

  1. Payday Lending Regulation: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider a resolution asking the governor and state legislature to regulate payday and auto title lending practices. In December, the council heard a presentation on the issue from the United Way of the Brazos Valley. The City of Bryan passed a similar resolution in August.
  2. Rock Prairie Municipal Management Districts: The council will conduct public hearings and consider resolutions supporting state legislation to create two Municipal Management Districts (MMDs) in the Medical District.
  3. Economic Development Master Plan Phase II: The council will receive a workshop presentation on Phase II of the city’s Economic Development Master Plan, including the results of a recent survey of local businesses.
  4. Green College Station Action Plan: The council will hear a workshop update on the Green College Station Action Plan, which was developed after council asked staff to focus on environmentally conscious, yet fiscally responsible, programs and initiatives.
  5. Nomination to BVGCD Board: The council will recommend a replacement for Steve Beachy as College Station’s representative on the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors. The council also will recognize Beachy for representing Brazos County’s interests on this important board.

The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. Previous council meetings are archived on the website. A detailed live blog from the meetings will be posted on this site and also can be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.

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Colin Killian
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