Plano City Council Preview

Plano City Council Preview – October 26, 2020

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Council chambers aren’t yet open to the public, but Monday’s meeting will be livestreamed on both and on the City of Plano Facebook page.
If you wish to speak at the meeting, you may register here by 4:00 PM Monday. Please register ONLY if you wish to speak. You may alternatively share your thoughts by emailing by 4:00 PM Monday.


Executive Session (starts at 5:00 PM)

(Review agenda here)

  • Litigation: City of Plano vs. Edukid (eminent domain for bike trail connection)

Preliminary Open Meeting

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

(Review agenda here)
  • Appointments: Parks and Recreation Planning Board Member, Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Nos 2 & 3 (Interim Member), and No 4 (Member and Chair)
  • Discussion: deadlines to start projects on special zoning (construction shot clock)
  • 2021 Bond Referendum Process and Project List Presentation
  • Discussion on Sales Tax Revenue
  • Discussion on Holiday Charitable Fundraising


Regular Meeting (starts at 7:00 PM)

Notable Consent Agenda items are at the bottom of this post.

(Review agenda here).
Proclamations and Special Recognition
  • Acknowledgement: Plano Families First Fall Fair
  • Commendation: Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program
Certificates of Appreciation
  • Animal Shelter Advisory Committee – Meryl Evans
  • Board of Adjustment – Phillip Pierceall
  • Building Standards Commission – Earl Dedman, Mark Allen Lewis, Joe Milkes, Lawrence Shan, Dawn Wolverton
  • Community Relations Commission – Dylan Rafaty, Donna Straker
  • Cultural Affairs Commission – Courtney Hitt
  • Heritage Commission – Brian Bedingfield, Brock Karahan, Kendal Reed
  • Library Advisory Board – Shari Childers, Misty Jackson-Miller, Fred Karr, Diane Pizarro
  • Parks and Recreation Planning Board – Donna Clark
  • Planning and Zoning Commission – John Muns
  • Retirement Security Plan Committee – Bob Gehbauer
  • Senior Advisory Board – Sneh Goyal, William Kaiser

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): consider appointment of new member to the Community Relations Commission


Notable Consent Agenda Items

Total of $6,619,220 of your money in proposed expenses

  • Item (b): $733,200 for concrete sidewalk repairs for 70,000 square feet of sidewalk throughout the city
  • Item (e): $1,383,351 for the Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt Trail Extension
  • Item (f) : $2,070,631 for installation of right turn lanes and median improvements at the intersections of Parker Road at Alma Drive and Coit Road
  • Item (h): $515,808 increase to existing contract of $484,192 for increased cellular service and interoperability, including FirstNet services
  • Item (j): proposal to sell land at the corner of K Avenue and Park Blvd for $2,000,000 to Plano Housing Authority for low-income housing
  • Item (l): $71,858 to Freese and Nichols, Inc. for engineering professional services from for the Chisholm Trail Extension to the Collin Creek Mall property
  • Item (q): $538,000 for 15th Street Paving and Water Line Reconstruction
  • Item (r): acceptance of the final Certified Appraisal Rolls for Fiscal Year 2020-21
  • Item (s): repeal and replace the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Plano and the County of Collin for COVID-19 Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Program to reduce the amount of the agreement by $3.5M from $11.9M to $8.4M, to reflect the decrease in total funding made available to the county
  • Item (t): enlarge the Community Relations Commission, providing for representation of the Concerted Revitalization Plan area, and specifically authorize review of housing tax credit applications (agreed to during the Preliminary Open Meeting two weeks ago)
  • Item (u): establishment of a no parking zone on certain sections of Bradshaw Drive where parked vehicles obstruct the view of oncoming motorists


Review City Council agendas and minutes here.