Guaranteed ways to evade gameday parking citations

Guaranteed ways to evade gameday parking citations

By Lt. Steve Brock, CSPD Public Information Officer

12thman TowelTexas A&M football weekends are a busy and exciting time in our community — especially around Kyle Field — but thousands of football fans also need to park and make it to the game by kickoff.

To help you avoid parking citations and thoroughly enjoy the Aggie victories, here are a few things you should know. Continue reading “Guaranteed ways to evade gameday parking citations”

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Aug. 27)

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Aug. 27)

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Aug. 27. It’s not the official minutes.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

5:30 p.m.

The workshop has started.

5:48 p.m.

BVSWMA FY16 Budget

The council voted unanimously to approve the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency’s FY16 budget, which includes no rate changes. BVSWMA, Inc., owns and operates the Twin Oaks Landfill and compost facility and maintains the closed Rock Prairie Road Landfill. 

Here is the PowerPoint presentation received by the council: Continue reading “Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Aug. 27)”

Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

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:  

  1. Economic Development Master Plan Funding: In the workshop, the council will discuss potential funding mechanisms for implementing the city’s Economic Development Master Plan, which was adopted in 2013.
  2. Mobile Food Vending Park: The council will hear a workshop presentation on establishing permanent mobile food vending sites, including a summary of how food truck parks are regulated in other cities.
  3. Parking Removal on Glade and Southwood: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider removing parking on both sides of Glade Street and Southwood Drive within 300 feet of Southwest Parkway. Area residents are concerned about vehicles parking too close to the signalized intersections.
  4. Northgate High-Density Dwelling Unit: After a public hearing, the council will consider allowing a maximum of six unrelated individuals to reside together in a high-density dwelling unit in Northgate. The amendment would allow developers to offer a greater variety of unit types in Northgate, where high-density residential development is desired.
  5. B-CS CVB Update: The council will hear an update on the B-CS Convention and Visitors Bureau and its activities, including rebranding efforts, Hotel Occupancy Tax grants, and the preferred access agreement with Texas A&M.

Continue reading “Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings”

Our Top 5 Blog Posts from 2014

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Do you have any idea how difficult it is convincing you to abandon your news, sports and entertainment sources long enough to read about our exciting world of city government?

It’s plenty tough, believe me. In 2014, as with previous years, we tried to present you with useful, reliable information through this blog. It seemed to have worked: There were more than 57,000 views to 120 blog posts. Which ones were the most popular?

Glad you asked. Based on number of views, here are the top five posts that earned your interest and attention.

No. 5
10 game day parking citations you can easily avoid Continue reading “Our Top 5 Blog Posts from 2014”

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Dec. 18)

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Dec. 18)

gavel[1]This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Dec. 18. 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.

6:11 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:13 p.m. Continue reading “Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Dec. 18)”