Plano City Council Preview

Plano City Council Preview – March 16, 2021

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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.

You can sign up online to speak at council meetings in person or via Zoom online at this link up to 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting, which is typically at the 7:00 Regular Meeting. You may alternatively share your thoughts by emailing the council members any time at our email addresses here, or by 4:00 PM the day of the meeting at The council meeting will be livestreamed on and on the City of Plano Facebook page.


Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

(Review agenda here)

  • 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, which starts at 5:00 PM, 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)

Notable Consent Agenda items are 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

  • 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.