After three days of extensive discussions, Round Rock City Council members and city staff have identified key priorities for the city.

In a nutshell

The annual Round Rock City Council retreat, held Jan. 29-31, brought together council members and department heads. During the retreat, both staff and council members delved into discussions on a broad spectrum of topics and established goals for the upcoming year, also formulating a longer-term plan for the next five years.

Some of the notable discussions revolved around preserving the city's status as the "Sports Capital of Texas." Attention was also given to the city's sustainability plans, with a specific focus on water management and reuse, commonly referred to as the purple pipe system.

The following encompasses the goals outlined as top priorities for the city:
  • Strong and diverse economy
  • City infrastructure, both current and future
  • Maintain the city's status as the Sports Capital of Texas for residents and tourists alike
  • Foster an authentic downtown atmosphere
  • Preserve and enhance neighborhoods
Several actions have been identified for council attention in the next year, including:
  • Implementing projects from the 2023 voter-approved bond, such as the Brushy Creek Pedestrian Bridge project, public safety training center expansion, new fire stations, and trail expansion
  • Establishing another recreation center
  • Initiating a water conservation program
  • Undertaking strategic land acquisition
  • Developing an economic development strategic plan
  • Creating a linkage between Brushy Creek and the downtown area
  • Promoting more retail development downtown
  • Exploring affordable housing options
More specific timelines for projects and deliverables are anticipated next week, as the city staff organizes the discussions and council votes.