The College Station City Council meets Thursday at by teleconference for its workshop (after 4 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meetings. The live audio will be streamed on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Public comments are allowed through Zoom. Continue reading 5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings
The national discussion about race relations and policing has touched every corner of our country, including College Station. Open and transparent conversations are the foundation of how trust is established. In this blog, Police Chief Bill Couch addresses questions about the CSPD’s policies and procedures regarding unbiased policing, body-worn cameras, professional standards, the use of force, and more. Continue reading Police chief addresses CSPD’s policies, use of force
The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch.
This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Sept. 22. It’s not the official minutes.
Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and can also be watched online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.
The College Station City Council gathers Monday at city hall for its workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:
- Proclamations: The mayor will present proclamations in recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Day and Mental Illness Week.
- Police Tasers and Body Cameras: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider providing bicycle and motorcycle police officers with body cameras and deploying additional Tasers on patrol.
- FY14 Budget Amendment: After a public hearing, the council will consider a $7.66 million amendment to the FY14 budget, most of which would come from the Electric Utility Fund to cover higher-than-expected purchased power and wheeling charges. Wheeling is the transfer of electrical power from another utility’s service area. For complete details on the budget amendment, see pages 201-202 in the regular meeting packet.
- Comp Plan Evaluation: After a public hearing, the council will consider the Comprehensive Plan Five-Year Evaluation and Appraisal Report, which includes recommended modifications. Public outreach included an online survey, a public open house meeting, focus groups, and a public review.
- FY15 Budget and Tax Rate: The council will consider adopting the city’s $253.1 million FY15 budget and a 6-cent increase in the property tax rate. Public hearings were held on Sept. 3 and Sept. 11. The new tax rate would be 45.25 cents per $100 valuation.