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, besides this blog and the City’s website, all we have is a weekly newspaper to get the word out and the paper won’t come out until after this meeting is over.

The Mayor mentioned the Visioning Project in our interview the other day but he didn’t say the first meeting was going to take place next week…but I’ll give him a pass.  He showed me his Blackberry and the list of appointments and meetings he attends on a daily basis is mind boggling.  I don’t know how he finds time to eat.

I am also a member of P&Z and didn’t get prior notification of this meeting through that avenue.  I plan to ask Richard Ludke at the meeting Monday why this was put out on a Friday afternoon before a three day weekend instead of a week or two ago.

Enough of my rant…..here’s the blurb:

The City of Keller would like to invite you to attend and participate in the Keller Town Center Visioning project, at 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Keller Town Hall.

The public is invited to participate in this public meeting to gather opinions and discuss issues concerning the Town Center Zoning District. The meeting will be conducted by Mr. Dan Sefko, FAICP, from Freese and Nichols, Inc., on behalf of the City of Keller. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from citizens and all other individuals, groups and organizations/associations interested in this process and to develop an updated plan for Keller Town Center. Please come to provide your input.

For more information, call the City of Keller Planning Division at (817)743-4130 or contact Richard Luedke, Planning and Development Manager, at rluedke@cityofkeller.com.

Why is this meeting important?  Because this is the first step in making sure the “Primarily Non Residential” designation stays in the Town Center UDC.  Not only that, if you want to strengthen the language about Apartments in the Town Center UDC, this is your chance to do so.

Because for some odd reason I’ve been posting a lot on this website instead of doing something more productive with my life, I will keep bumping this to the top this week.

Please, get the word out!  The more people that show up to express their opinion on this, the better it will be.