Leander City Council to meet in-person May 7

Leander City Council will meet at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall on May 7. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Leander City Council will meet at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall on May 7. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Leander City Council will meet at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall on May 7. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Leander City Council will convene in-person for its May 7 council meeting, according to the agenda.

Leander is believed to be the first Central Texas city council to resume in-person meetings since March. Leander City Council last met in-person March 19.

Three previous city council meetings were held via teleconference to reduce close contact, according to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 16 allowance of virtual meetings.

City spokesperson Mike Neu said the public-seating area will be limited to 25 people, which includes members of the public and presenters. Unlike some government and private operations, temperatures of those wanting to enter will not be taken, he said. A fever is a common symptom of coronavirus, according to Texas Health and Human Services.

Neu said the decision was made among some city staff and council members.


One council member will meet remotely, Neu said. Presenters will have the option to speak remotely, and the public can call in to comment and watch the meeting online.

Regular council meetings are held at Pat Bryson Municipal Hall, at 201 N. Brushy St., Leander. Council will meet at 5 p.m. for a briefing workshop and at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting.

City council will discuss or take action on solid waste collection and disposal, a Comprehensive Plan amendment for a single-family development and the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds.

In executive session, the council will consider approving more applicants of the COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program. The briefing workshop will discuss the 2020 Comprehensive Plan and its public engagement.

City council will meet with Halff Associates, the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.