Candidate forum and live music: 3 things to know in McKinney, Feb. 19-22

Candidate forums for the upcoming Richardson ISD election are happening next week.

Candidate forums for the upcoming Richardson ISD election are happening next week.

From a city council meeting Tuesday to live music and a candidate forum, here are a few things to know in McKinney this week.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
City council to discuss transportation and neighborhood park
During Tuesday night’s meeting, council members will consider a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a memorandum of understanding regarding guiding principles for multi-agency communications, data and video sharing. The agreement would be between the city of McKinney and Dallas-Fort Worth Intelligent Transportation System Partners. Council will also discuss an agreement with Google to join the Waze Connected Citizen’s Program. The program is a free, two-way data exchange program giving users more data, including road closures and traffic jams.

Council members will also discuss a site plan for George Webb Park, located at 1400 Millbend Drive. Proposed amenities at the 11.38-acre park include a play structure, swings, musical stations, pavilions, a basketball court, trails and an interactive water pump as part of a dry river bed feature.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St., McKinney.

Tuesday and Thursday
Live music at Cadillac Pizza Pub
Cadillac Pizza Pub will host a singer-songwriter night Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Kevin Edwards, a Texas musician, will perform. On Thursday night, Justin Mason, a Grapevine local, will perform original songs and covers starting at 8 p.m. More information can be found on Cadillac’s website.

Wednesday, Feb. 21
Collin County Commissioner Precinct 3 forum
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce, The Grand Hotel and Rick’s Chophouse will host a candidate forum for Collin County Commissioners Precinct 3. This event is free and open to the public. 6:15-8 p.m. The Grand Hotel, 114 W. Louisiana St.


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The city has tapped artist Guido van Helten to paint a community mural on the north face of the silos at the McKinney Mill building on the east side of McKinney. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
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