1. Austin listed as Amazon HQ2 finalist
Amazon.com Inc. last week released its list of finalist cities for its HQ2 location, and Austin made the cut, joining Dallas as the only Texas cities to be named in the list of 20 finalists. According to a press release, Amazon will work with each of the candidate locations to dive deeper into their proposals in the coming months and expects to make a final decision this year.
2. Pflugerville ISD accepting board of trustee candidate applications
Pflugerville ISD is now accepting applicants to run for its board of trustees, PfISD Communications Director Steve Scheffler said at a Jan. 18 PfISD board meeting.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 16, and the election for trustee places 1 and 2 is held May 5.
3. Round Rock City Council to consider zoning change, hold first hearing on solid waste and recycling services rate increase
Round Rock City Council has several big items on its Thursday night agenda, including a zoning change to allow the upcoming Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center at the corner of Bass Pro Drive and North Mays Street to build up to six stories tall.
City Council will also hold the first of two hearings on a proposed increase to the solid waste and recycling services rate. The rate, which has not been amended in four years, would go up by $1.36 to $15.87 per month.
4. Pflugerville City Council considering new traffic signs and patterns
Pflugerville City Council will consider changes to traffic signage and patterns at its Tuesday night meeting. The ordinances include adding stop signs in the Windermere subdivision, changing the maximum speed limit on Pfluger Farm Lane and adding no parking zones as required by construction.
5. Hutto City Council and Hutto ISD hold joint meeting
Hutto City Council and the Hutto ISD board of trustees host a joint meeting Thursday night at Hutto Administration Building on College Street.
The two bodies will provide updates on the Limmer Loop Sidewalk Project, the Mobility Master Plan, construction plans and designs for future elementary schools, and more.