On October 26, 2017 at Southlake Town Hall, Mayor Laura Hill presented the Planning and Development Services department with a proclamation designating October as National Community Planning Month.
The proclamation recognizes planning staff, but also the dedicated elected and appointed officials as well as the citizens who contribute to the development of Southlake.
The City of Southlake has a number of volunteer boards and commissions involved in the development process, including: City Council, Community Enhancement Development Corporation, Crime Control and Prevention District, Parks & Recreation Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Southlake Parks Development Corporation, Building Board of Appeals, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. These boards not only review development proposals, but also develop comprehensive plan elements, oversee how City funds are spent, advise on matters related to recreational areas and facilities, and much more. Click here for more information about Boards & Commissions in the City of Southlake.
The proclamation reads as follows:
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 2017, as Community Planning Month in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month.