Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Dec. 12)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Dec. 12. 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.

Neu Named Employee of the Year

Earlier this afternoon, Mike Neu was named 2013 City of College Station Employee of the Year. Neu was chosen from a field of 18 nominees. Neu is multimedia coordinator in the Office of Public Communications and has been with the organization since 2007.  In addition to his responsibilities as the chief graphic and web designer for the city, he took the staff lead role on several projects, including the 75th Anniversary exhibit that  is on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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City Council Preview (Jan. 12)

After a month-long break for the holidays, the College Station City Council will have its first meeting of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 12, with topics ranging from the city’s tree trimming program to an update on the Medical District. This blog is intended as a quick overview of just some of the topics the council will be considering and is not a complete and official agenda. Click here to see the official agenda packets.

The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. Previous council meetings are archived on the website. The Public Communications Office’s live blog from the meetings will be posted on this site and also can be accessed through the city’s Facebook page.

Workshop Meeting (3 p.m.)

Citizens Charter Review Commission

The council will discuss a possible timeline for a charter amendment election, as well as areas of the city charter that need to be addressed. The Citizens Charter Review Commission had just begun its charter review last spring when a new state law shifted its focus to addressing the city election date, which was resolved with a charter amendment election in November. The commission is ready to resume its charter review but needs to know when the council expects the next charter amendment election. The earliest possible date for the election is November 2012, which will also include the presidential election. The other available dates are May and November in 2013.

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