Plano City Council Preview - June 14, 2021

You can now sign up to speak at council meetings online at this link (also permanently available on the City Council Agenda page linked at the bottom of this post), or in person at the kiosk at the Municipal Center.

Members of the public are entitled to participate in person or remotely via broadcast by webinar. For those wishing to speak in person, or attend and speak remotely, registration is required by 4:00 p.m. Monday at this link. You may alternatively share your thoughts by emailing by 4:00 PM Monday. The council meeting will be livestreamed on both and on the City of Plano Facebook page.

Call to Order (starts at 5:00 PM)

(Review agenda here)

  • Canvassing of Runoff Election Results for Places 4 and 7

  • Oath of Office for incoming council members

  • Comments from outgoing Councilwoman Lily Bao

Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

(Review agenda here)

  • Legal advice regarding Massage Establishment Regulations

  • Legal advice regarding the new Comprehensive Plan

  • Economic Development consideration

  • Personnel discussion: appointment of Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem

Preliminary Open Meeting

(Whenever Executive Session, which starts at 5:00 PM, ends)

(Review agenda here)

  • Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem

  • Council Appointments to Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Organizations

  • Quarterly Investment Report

Regular Meeting (starts at 7:00 PM)

Note: the Consent Agenda is at the bottom of this post.

(Review agenda here).

  • Proclamation: June 19th is Juneteenth Day in the City of Plano, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States (read my article Juneteenth from last year here)

Comments of Public Interest: every meeting, anyone can speak about anything for up to three minutes, with 30 total minutes allotted for this segment.

Items for Individual Consideration

NOTE: notable items from the Consent Agenda are at the bottom of this post.

(Review agenda here).

  • There are no items for individual consideration at Monday's meeting.

Notable Consent Agenda Items

(Total of $6,420,819 of your money in proposed expenses) Normally I only include notable items, but there are a ton of notable items this meeting.

  • Item (c): $1,269,339 for asphalt overlay on Jupiter Road from Chaparral Rd. to Park Blvd. (or from Park Blvd. to Chaparral Rd... I guess it depends on which side they start from)

  • Item (e): $510,764 for the Preston Ridge Trail Connector to connect the trails from the City of Dallas to Plano's trails underneath the George Bush Turnpike

  • Item (f): $1,423,978 for the Russell Creek Playground and Park renovation

  • Item (g): $1,393,358 for Wyngate Blvd. paving and water line reconstruction

  • Item (i): $1,038,262 for hardware replacement and 5 years of managed services/maintenance for the city's VESTA 9-1-1 system

  • Item (j): $441,080 for 10th St. paving and water line reconstruction

  • Item (l): authorization to retain legal services for the city's claim against Netflix, Hulu, Disney, and other streaming video providers for non-payment of franchise fees

  • Item (m): authorization to apply for a grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments for $198,395 for our Reducing Recycling Contamination program (recycling contamination is when a bin of recycling material is "contaminated" by non-recyclable material, in which case the entire bin is sent to the landfill since they can't sift through the bin to separate recyclable materials from non-recyclable materials)

  • Item (o): resolution authorizing the acceptance of $6,877,951.60 in federal funds (which was still your money to begin with) for Emergency Rental Assistance Program use

Review City Council agendas and minutes here (updated link--bookmark it!).

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