5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Director

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

You can participate online through Microsoft Teams by entering Meeting ID 223 427 023 174 and Passcode MvPmTr. You can also call 469-480-7460 and enter Conference Number 952 310 468#. 

We also encourage you to follow our live meeting blog at blog.cstx.gov.

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. Middle Housing Changes

In the workshop, the council will discuss possible modifications to the Middle Housing zoning district based on public feedback. Concerns include shared housing uses and the number of allowed parking spaces in front yards.  

2. Recreation and Convention Centers

Another workshop item is a discussion about potential recreation and convention centers in College Station.  

3. FY 24 Tax Rate

The council will discuss and call a public hearing on the proposed FY 24 property tax rate. Property taxes fund the city’s general debt service and a portion of general fund operations and maintenance.  

4. Housing Action Plan Committee

The council will consider creating a Housing Action Plan Steering Committee to advise and provide community input on the plan’s development and ways to create housing opportunities for the local workforce and low-to-moderate-income population.  

5. Ponderosa Truck and Trailer Parking

The council will consider an amended ordinance prohibiting commercial motor vehicles and trailers from parking on the south side of Ponderosa Drive. Since an ordinance was approved last month prohibiting parking along the south side of Ponderosa, a business owner said he could not receive overnight rental trucks. The change allows parking on that part of Ponderosa.  

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., Killian graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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