Early voting starts Monday, several city and county meetings planned: 5 things to know this week in Katy, April 23-27

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Early voting starts Monday and several city and county meetings are set for this week. Here are five things Katy residents should be aware of this week, April 23-27.

Early voting starts today

Monday marks the start of early voting, and there are several Katy-area elections residents should be aware of. The Katy City Council is looking to fill three seats, while the Katy ISD board of trustees will fill seats 6 and 7. Check out our 2018 Local Election guides for the Katy City Council Ward A, Ward B, and at-large candidates, as well as for the Katy ISD Board of Trustees seat 6 and seat 7.

Katy ISD to decide on new social media threat monitoring service

The Katy ISD board of trustees will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Education Support Complex for a regularly scheduled meeting. Items on the agenda include taking action on a new social media threat monitoring service and approving districtwide upgrades for lighting and parking. 6301 Stadium Lane, Katy. www.katyisd.org

Katy City Council to consider Hotel Occupancy Tax expenditures

The Katy City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday for its regular meeting at City Hall, 901 Ave. C, Katy. The agenda for the meeting includes approving $1.5 million in hotel occupancy tax expenditures for improvements to the Old Town Katy District, more than $370,000 in expenditures on sewer and drainage improvements and a cooperative agreement to provide fire protection services to the Firethorne subdivision. Parking for the meeting is available on the Avenue D side of City Hall. www.cityofkaty.com

Fort Bend County commissioners to meet Tuesday April 24

Fort Bend commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the historic courthouse in downtown Richmond. Items on the agenda include approving several countywide engineering contracts and payments as well as taking action on several applications, including an application to AIDS United for grant funding to increase community access to HIV- related services. 601 Jackson Street, Richmond. www.fortbendcountytx.gov

Community Impact Newspaper’s April edition is out for Katy 

Community Impact Katy’s April issue hit homes last week. Make sure to check out our lead story that explores how Houston’s air quality has improved over the years here. Also, be sure to read up on the new planned development districts taking place in Katy for our second lead story here. Find more print content online at www.communityimpact.com.

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Rebecca Hennes
Born and raised in west Houston, Rebecca joined Community Impact in June 2017 after graduating from the Honors College at the University of Houston. She serves as the Katy editor covering government, education, business and transportation.
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