The College Station City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to have public hearings on a proposed tax rate of 49.75 cents per $100 in valuation for fiscal year 2018, a 2.5-cent increase from the current tax rate.The increase -- which is on the debt service side of the tax rate -- will pay for the new $28 million police station planned for the southeast corner of Krenek Tap Road and Dartmouth Street.
A political action committee pushing for 10 amendments to the city charter failed to gather enough petition signatures for its propositions to appear on the November ballot, the Bryan city secretary's office announced Tuesday.The Bryan New Directions PAC turned in 1,874 signatures to the city secretary's office Aug. 1 for its 10 propositions to appear on the ballot alongside those that voters will be considering through a city-initiated special election.
The convention and visitors bureau won't be getting the funding increase it requested from the city of College Station for the next fiscal year, but the City Council did give consensus Monday to fund the organization at the amount it currently receives.That's an improvement from the staff recommendation to trim about $317,000 off the organization's $1.93 million request for operations and maintenance due to questions of whether several line items were either unreasonable, lacking specificity...
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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