5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Director

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. CDBC Fund Process

The council will consider a new process for allocating federal Community Development Block Grant Public Service Agency funds to non-profit programs benefiting low and moderate-income residents. The City of Bryan recently discontinued participation in the Joint Relief Funding Review Committee process.

2. 88th Texas Legislature

The council will discuss expectations for the 88th session of the Texas Legislature, including proposed bills that could impact local governments and ways the city can participate in the process.

3. 2023 Legislative Program

The council will consider establishing the city’s legislative program for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature. The program directs the city manager and staff to support or oppose issues likely to arise during the session and communicate those stances to legislators.

4. Council Member Appointments

The council will consider appointing council members to various city and community boards, committees, and commissions.

5. Citizen Appointments

The council will consider appointing citizens to various city boards, committees, and commissions.

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About the Blogger

Colin Killian 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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