An update on the latest regarding the project was put forth during a presentation to City Council on Sept. 1.
Jeb Buie of public relations firm Buie & Co., which was hired in May to help develop a communications outreach strategy toward the project, said that over the last three months, said his company has met with city staff, constituents, police officers and others.
"We spent a lot of time with community members to understand better their understanding of the police department, the role they play, the needs that are not being met ... and what they want from the city in terms of public safety and what their reaction would be to the bond and the tax impact," Buie said.
Buie & Co. Vice President Patti Hixson said it will be critical to remind residents that any rate impact on the project, which has an estimated 14-month construction timeline that could begin spring 2021, would be deferred until October 2021.
Hixon said most stakeholders in the Kyle community have indicated that they would prefer future information outreach in the form of virtual open houses, the city's website and social media.
Buie & Co. has already developed numerous educational tools regarding the project, which Hixon said also contain general election information.
Next steps include a series of virtual open houses each Thursday at 7 p.m. from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15, which will be recorded, as well as the creation of an informational video, signage to be placed throughout the city guiding residents to online information and an informational direct mailer.
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