The Sugar Land City Council held a workshop meeting Tuesday to discuss aspects of the coming annexation of Greatwood and New Territory, along with new software to assist creating meeting documents. Council members Harish Jajoo, Amy Mitchell and Himesh Gandhi were absent.

School zone enforcement time changes discussed

The times during which school zone driving laws will be in effect in Greatwood and New Territory could change as part of Sugar Land’s annexation of the two cities, as council members discussed proposed changes.

In a presentation to the council, James Turner, Sugar Land’s traffic engineer, said enforcement times for driving safety laws in the two cities’ school zones vary slightly from guidelines suggested by the Texas Transportation Institute.

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New Missouri City housing funds parks projects

Money restricted by use, location

As of Jan. 30, Missouri City had more than $1.3 million to spend for new parkland and improvements to existing city parks, according to city documents. The money came from new housing developments, with over $500,000 more to come.

Housing developers have the option to dedicate a minimum amount of land in their residential subdivisions for park space or make cash payments, according to the city municipal code.

Park zone map

Map of Missouri City’s 13 park zones

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