Here are five items to watch when the College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings:
- TxDOT Thoroughfare Transfer: The council will receive a workshop update on the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposal to transfer to cities the right-of-way and maintenance of state-owned thoroughfares that function as streets.
- Street Network and Block Lengths: the council will consider amending street network and block length requirements in the Unified Development Ordinance. For specific revisions, see page 112 in the regular meeting agenda packet.
- Economic Development Master Plan: The council will consider adopting the city’s Economic Development Master Plan, which was created in collaboration with local business leaders, a consultant team and regional economic development partners.
- Single-Family Parking Requirements: The council will consider revisions to single-family parking requirements in city neighborhoods, including increasing the standard to one parking space for each bedroom, with a maximum of four spaces. For specific revisions, see page 248 of the regular meeting agenda packet.
- Adoption of FY14 Budget, Tax Rate: The council will consider adopting the city’s proposed FY14 budget. The $255.4 million budget includes a property tax rate of .425958 per $100 of valuation, the city’s lowest rate since 1993.
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.