A selection of Rollingwood residents will act as an advisory committee as the city works to establish its first comprehensive plan, a framework for future development.
City Council virtually met Oct. 2 for a special called meeting to approve the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Strike Force, which is composed of 13 residents and community leaders.
The decision follows council’s announcement in August that the city would delay the plan’s completion date to January in order to receive more community feedback.
Each council member appointed a resident to be approved by a majority vote, which produced a total of five at-large positions. The group included longtime residents, a local business owner and former Rollingwood Mayor Tom Farrell.
The additional eight members were selected from existing city committees including the Rollingwood Park Commission, Board of Adjustments, Westlake Chamber of Commerce and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Together the residents will act as the primary consultants to the comprehensive plan, which will be facilitated by Pegasus Planning and Development. The strike force will provide guidance on the public engagement process, review directions of the plan, and identify the city’s issues and needs, according to city information.
The strike force is scheduled to meet for the first time Oct. 7 for a public meeting at 4 p.m. and will likely meet twice per month coinciding with the P&Z meeting.
“Thank you all for your willingness to loan your time to a very important process for the city,” Mayor Michael Dyson said.