Mayor Laura Hill recognized October as Community Planning Month at the October 18th, 2016 City Council meeting.
Change is constant and affects all cities, towns, suburbs, counties, boroughs, townships, rural areas, and other places; and,
Whereas, community planning and plans can help manage this change in a way that provides better choices for how people work and live; and,
Whereas, community planning provides an opportunity for all residents to be meaningfully involved in making choices that determine the future of their 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 month of October is designated as National Community Planning Month throughout the United States of America and its territories; and,
Whereas, the celebration of National Community Planning Month gives us the opportunity to publicly recognize the participation and dedication of the members of planning commissions and other citizen planners who have contributed their 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 2016 as Community Planning Month in the City of Southlake in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month.
Watch the Planning and Development department get recognized, as well as the rest of the City Council meeting, here.