McKinney City Council members will meet May 21 to consider appointing a committee to review the city charter ahead of a potential charter amendment election, according to city documents.

The gist

City Council members elected to move forward with a charter review committee following a May 7 meeting where a potential charter amendment election was discussed.

Council members are expected to each nominate three people to serve on the committee, which will be tasked with reviewing the city charter, including term lengths and limits for City Council members. The committee will also review the composition of council regarding the district and at-large member division as well as compensation for council members, according to city documents.

The committee will meet four times beginning in May and ending in July, prior to presenting their findings to council on July 23, according to city documents. City Council members will consider an ordinance to call a charter amendment election at an Aug. 6 meeting.

Other items on the meeting agenda include:
  • Resolutions to authorize the city manager to execute contracts for the construction of two park projects, including the McKinney Greens Neighborhood Park and the Wilson Creek Greens Trails project
  • A resolution to authorize the sale of three tracts of land totaling nearly 19 acres to the state of Texas for the construction of the US 380 bypass project
  • An ordinance to amend the city’s code of ordinances to prohibit feeding animals other than household pets and waterfowl on city property
Also on the agenda

City Council members will also hear a presentation on housing initiatives, including a proposed local housing voucher program, at a work session meeting at 3 p.m. May 21 prior to the regular meeting.

The proposed local gap voucher program would utilize money set aside through the McKinney Public Facilities Corporation to pay housing costs that will help keep McKinney residents, such as people with disabilities or seniors over the age of 62, in their homes.

Other housing initiatives being presented include designating the McKinney Housing Finance Corporation as a partner in the community land trust, which would enable the MHFC board to use funds designated for the community land trust to purchase property, according to city documents.

The agenda also includes:
  • A discussion of McKinney City Council member’s goals for fiscal year 2024-25
  • Consideration of the parks and recreation department’s policy on fields and facility usage
  • An update on the 2024 appointment program for city board and commission members
A joint meeting of the McKinney City Council and the Historic Preservation Advisory Board will also be held at 5 p.m. May 21 following the work session but prior to the regular meeting. The agenda includes a presentation on the findings of a historic preservation survey.

Get involved

Council will meet at 6 p.m. May 21 at 222 N. Tennessee St. in McKinney. The meeting will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

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