Public hearings on the draft Kerrville 2050 Comprehensive Plan wrapped up this week and culminated with a recommendation to approve the plan on a vote of 3-2 (Mayor Blackburn and Councilmembers Sigerman and Eychman in favor, Councilmembers Voelkel and Baroody opposed). The members voting in opposition said that they were in favor of the majority of the plan, but each had a concern with how some particular issues were being addressed. Both of the public hearings—Planning & Zoning on June 7 and City Council on June 12—included a presentation highlighting the features of the plan as it was unanimously recommended by the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, and both included an opportunity for public comment.
The Kerrville 2050 Comprehensive Plan covers land use, economic development, housing, Downtown, parks and the river corridor, public facilities and services, and other topics and includes a detailed implementation strategy focusing on 11 strategic assets in the community as the most likely places for future investment and reinvestment. The planning process involved an unprecedented amount of public input gathered through multiple events and opportunities—the State of the City address, a Community Retreat, two Open Houses in February, two Open Houses in April, two online surveys, and a series of stakeholder interviews that involved well over 100 community members. Information was also available over the last nine months in three separate newspaper inserts, on Facebook and Twitter, via email for those who signed up, and on this website.
Adoption of the ordinance approving the plan is set for June 26, 6:00 p.m. at the Cailloux Center. Click here to see the presentation from the June 12 public hearing at the City Council. The final plan will be posted on this website within the next few days prior to the meeting on June 26 at the Cailloux Center.
Click here to view slides from the public hearing.