Bryan City Council’s New Agreement With The Downtown Bryan Association Includes Changes

2020 marks the 17th year the Bryan city council has given money to the Downtown Bryan Association (DBA).

This year’s agreement comes with some changes.

Click HERE to read and download background information presented at the January 14, 2020 Bryan city council meeting.

Mayor Andrew Nelson brought up the city retaking control of who uses the Palace Theater. Councilman Brent Hairston, who is on the DBA board due to his downtown business interests, was not entirely comfortable with that decision but believed it would be a “win-win” for everybody.



The mayor also commented about the council appointing a majority of members to the DBA board, and in the future considering making the Queen Theater its own organization and separate from the DBA.



The council approved giving DBA $490,000 dollars this year. That’s nearly ten times the $50,000 subsidy the organization received from the city in each of its first five years.

$380,000 is to help operate the organization and $110,000 is to administer this year’s Texas Reds festival.