5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council meets Thursday after 6 p.m. at city hall. The meeting is streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.

To join online, go to Zoom or call 888 475 4499 and enter webinar number 967 2839 3278. If the call-in number isn’t working, access is limited to Zoom.

To address the council about any item on the workshop or regular agenda, register with the city secretary by 4 p.m. or call 979-764-3500 and provide your name and phone number. Written comments will be provided to the council members.

Here are five items to watch:

1. College Station Branding

The council will discuss the city’s branding efforts through Visit College Station, including marketing strategies and social engagement.

2. City Hall Community Uses

The council will discuss staff recommendations regarding policies for public and community use of city hall meeting spaces.

3. Possible Bond Election

The council will discuss a possible bond election in November.

4. FY 23 Budget Public Hearing

The council will conduct a public hearing on the city’s proposed FY 23 budget. The proposal was presented to the council on July 12 and reviewed in budget workshops on July 18-19. Adoption is tentatively scheduled for August 11.

5. Cluster Developments

The council will consider amending the city’s Unified Development Ordinance regarding cluster developments. Proposed changes include no lot size minimums for General Suburban properties, increasing the required open space from 10% to 25%, and requiring at least 5,000 square feet of open space for all zoning districts.

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About the Blogger

Colin has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as the associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., Colin graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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