At the October 6, 2015 City Council meeting, Mayor Laura Hill recognized the City of Southlake’s planning department for its valuable contributions made in the community with the proclamation below.
Whereas, Change is constant and affects all cities, towns, suburbs, counties, boroughs, townships, rural areas, and other places; and,
Whereas, community planning helps manage this change in a way that provides better choices for how people work and live and provides an opportunity for residents to be meaningfully involved in making choices that determine the future of a community; and,
Whereas, the full benefits of planning requires public officials and citizens who understand, support, and demand excellence in planning and plan implementation; and,
Whereas, the American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, endorse National Community Planning Month as an opportunity to highlight the contributions of sound planning; and,
Whereas, National Community Planning Month also gives us the opportunity to publicly recognize the dedication of the members of City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, city staff, and citizens who have contributed time and expertise to the improvement of the City of Southlake; and,
Whereas, we recognize the many valuable contributions made by professional community and regional planners of the City of Southlake and extend our heartfelt thanks for the continued commitment to public service by these professionals; now,
Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2015 as Community Planning Month in the City of Southlake in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning month.