Plano City Council Preview - March 16, 2021

Updated: Mar 21

The Council Chambers are reopened to the public! This week's meeting will be on Tuesday (shuffled around due to Spring Break), and it will be a bit different than it was pre-pandemic, but you can once again attend council meetings in person.

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. Tuesday at this link. You may alternatively share your thoughts by emailing by 4:00 PM Tuesday. The council meeting will be livestreamed on both and on the City of Plano Facebook page.

Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

  • Interlocal Agreement between the City of Plano and Dallas Area Rapid Transit for the Cotton Belt [now the Silver Line] Corridor Regional Rail Project, dated September 6, 2018.

  • Constance Swanston and Women's Elevated Sober Living vs. City of Plano, Civil Action No. 4:19-cv-412, in the US District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Preliminary Open Meeting (whenever Executive Session ends)

(Review agenda here)

  • Appointment of Senior Advisory Board Interim member and Chair

  • City Legislative Program: House Bill 1604 regarding tax exemption of multifamily developments owned by a public facility corporation

Regular Meeting (starts at 7:00 PM)

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

(Review agenda 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.

  • Item (1): Resolution to provide no objection to an application for four percent (4%) housing tax credit (HTC) financing to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for the proposed affordable residential development project at K Avenue and Park Boulevard

Notable Consent Agenda Items

(Total of $4,038,259 of your money in proposed expenses)

  • Item (b): $1,512,389 for the Parker Road & Windhaven Parkway Arterial Overlay Project

  • Item (e): $323,811 for Haggard Library Landscape and Irrigation Improvements

  • Item (f): $288,488 for Downtown Brick Paver Replacement to Lisle, Inc.

  • Item (i): $215,258 for renewal for Nutanix (hyperconverged infrastructure) licensing, hardware and software support

  • Item (j): a decrease to the current by $124,925 for New Traffic Signals

  • Item (m): Approve a Revised and Restated Economic Development Incentive Agreement between the City of Plano and Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

  • Item (n): Approve a Restated and Amended Employment Agreement with Paige Mims for City Attorney services

  • Item (o): Approve a Restated and Amended Employment Agreement with Mark Israelson for City Manager services

  • Item (p): Update Flood Prevention standards to increase the minimum elevation for construction or substantial improvement to two feet above the base flood elevation

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

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