CS Council Sends Management Districts to AustinFeatured Stories, News Friday, January 11th, 2013
The College Station City Council took the next baby step in the future of Rock Prairie Road and Highway 6 as a combination of health services and commercial, retail, and residential development.
The council Thursday night approved sending proposed state legislation to Austin. State laws are required to create two management districts, allowing participating property owners to control the development of commercial, retail, residential, and health care businesses.
Most of last night’s two hour discussion was the separation of power between the council and the district boards. James Benham thought they had reached a conensus on issues regarding the draft state legislation and what will be considered once that is enacted.
Benham’s motion giving the council veto power over appointments to the board governing undeveloped land east and south of Scott and White Hospital passed on a 4-3 vote. Voting yes were Benham, Nancy Berry, Julie Schultz, and Jess Fields. Karl Mooney, Blanche Brick and John Nichols voted no.
The main motions endorsing state legislation passed 6-1 with Fields voting no.
Julie Schultz wanted assurances from the lawyer consulting the council sending proposed state legislation to Austin.
Karl Mooney spoke to the district east of the freeway that will have authority to assess property taxes to build 60 million dollars of infrastructure.
The district west of the freeway, which has infrastructure in place, could not generate property tax revenue. But both districts could assess fees and other revenue.
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