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Went to the TC Visioning Meeting last night, and it seemed to be more productive than the first meeting.  Everybody stated that the message of no more apartments has been received and there seemed to be more of a feeling of what direction that we can go in the future for the remaining land in […]

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On Monday: The Keller Economic Development Board and the Keller City Council will conduct a joint meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Keller Town Hall. The meeting is set to discuss the goals and objectives of the KEDB, the City’s incentives policy and determine target businesses that the City would like to attract. […]



From the Keller Citizen today: The Keller Economic Development Board is eyeing an aggressive incentive policy that includes sales tax breaks and fee waivers for prospective businesses. The nine-member board proposes waiving all construction-related fees and sales taxes over a business’s first three years. It would be a broad attempt to pump up the city’s […]

Jim Carson was cleared of Charter Violations…..if you are new to the site, or to Keller, the comments are worth a read. Last year I spent my anniversary at a City Council Meeting, this year I have to make up for it and take my wife out to a nice dinner.

From the FWST: A controversial feature of a large mixed-use development proposed for Southlake may be removed, a sign of the developer’s interest in ensuring that the project isn’t scuttled by community criticism. Representatives with Houston-based Hines Interests have proposed not building the dozens of luxury town homes at the 285-acre Carillon development, planned for […]

I posted this under a different headline, questioning the Texas Open Meetings act, and got it all wrong. Had lunch today at the new Zaxby’s and ran into Mayor Pat McGrail. He told me there was an article coming out in the Citizen tomorrow detailing how three City Council Members showed up for the 2:00 […]

Just received an email from Chris Fuller with some good news.  I’m not taking credit for this, but I’m glad it’s happened. Doug,  The City will be conducting a second public input meeting for the Town Center Visioning Project.  The meeting date has not yet been determined but will likely be held the second week […]

I sent off an email to the Mayor as I stated I would in an earlier post.  I explained that I was extremely disappointed in the timing of the meeting on Thursday and that he and staff should have done a better job letting the public know about the Thursday meeting.  Late tonight I received […]

This was posted today in both the Mayor’s weekly update and the City’s main page.  I didn’t “read” the Keller Citizen, but rather skimmed it today and didn’t see a mention in there.  The timing of the meeting kind of ticks me off as this should have been publicized further out than 6 days.  Heck, […]

Keller Station appeared for the first time on this blog.

Thought the Rufe Snow narrowing was a done deal?  Not so fast….. From the Mayor’s weekly report: On Thursday, City Manager Dan O’Leary, key city staff members and I met with County Commissioner Gary Fickes and his staff to brief them on the revised Rufe Snow project as approved by the City Council. Ultimately, we […]

The Parks and Rec Board is considering a 60% increase in fees per new dwelling unit, from $1,000 to $1,600. I see both sides of this isssue, but 60% is a big increase all at once. They will discuss this at the October meeting with a recommendation to Council. They also discussed building a joint […]