Big decisions made in 2015
- First 2015 bonds sold
City Council approved selling $59.8 million worth of bonds, the first bonds sold from the 2015 bond election, for capital improvement projects. The bonds will help fund design work and constriction for road infrastructure projects, a parking structure for the police department, fire department facilities and equipment, a senior center and expanding City Hall.
- Comprehensive plan gets update
The city finished its update to its comprehensive plan, which acts as a guide for the city’s growth. The updated plan went into effect in August.
- Soccer Hall of Fame announced
Hunt Sports Group announced in October that it had finalized plans with the U.S. Soccer Federation to bring the National Soccer Hall of Fame to Toyota Stadium. Contributors to the $39 million project include the city of Frisco, Frisco ISD, the Frisco Community Development Corp. and Frisco Economic Development Corp.
- City makes deal with Omni
City Council approved a $17.5 million purchase agreement that allows the city to purchase Omni Hotel’s conference center when it opens in 2017. Omni will operate and maintain the conference center while leasing it from the city, which will use it to host events.
Top issues for 2016
- Goal to host more events
Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said he would like to see the city host more large events. The opening of the Dallas Cowboys multiuse events center and renovations to Toyota Stadium would help Frisco accomplish that goal, he said.
- Voters to go to the polls in May
In May, residents will vote to decide whether to allow the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages within city limits. Additionally, a council election will fill the seats currently held by Jeff Cheney and John Keating.
- Power line issue to be settled
The Public Utility Commission of Texas will hold its final hearing on the proposed power lines in West Frisco during its Feb. 11 open meeting. City officials and residents have asked the PUCT to bury the lines for a number of reasons, including that overhead lines would make it difficult for the city to widen Main Street.
- More bonds to be sold
The city plans to sell more voter-approved bonds in June to go toward capital projects. The bonds include
$22 million for road construction, $32 million for an expansion of City Hall and $8 million for the fire department.
Frisco City Council meets at 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. 972-292-5000. www.friscotexas.gov
Terms and compensation
Council members and the mayor may serve no more than three consecutive three-year terms. Council members earn $300 per month, and the mayor earns $450 per month.
Council seats place 2 and place 4 are up for election this year.
Meetings are streamed live on the city of Frisco website and are available in the agenda archives.