City Council Schedules Town Hall Meetings to Consider Prohibiting Parking in Front of West U Homes

March 19, 2012

The City of West U has scheduled three town hall meetings to hear from residents about on-street parking issues.

The West U City Council will meet with residents on Monday, April 9 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m.

The meetings will be held at the Community Center, 6104 Auden, and residents are encouraged to attend.

“Over time there has been a concern expressed by residents that it is becoming more and more difficult to navigate down the city streets.  Additionally, they say that as the number of cars per household has increased over the years, at times, many streets are effectively closed to emergency vehicles and other larger service vehicles that may need access to homes,” City Manager Michael Ross said. “This issue has been a growing concern to the city and this city council has heard these concerns expressed from residents.  They have made it one of their stated goals to determine if solutions are needed.”

During last Monday’s city council goal workshop, Councilwoman Joan Johnson suggested that the council hold town hall meetings to educate residents about upcoming council issues.

Johnson said she felt like the council needed to look at what they have coming up and figure out a way to keep residents aware of what they are voting on.

“Residents that have an interest in voicing their opinion regarding the possible elimination of parking on city streets in front of their homes should plan to either attend one of the upcoming town hall meetings,” Ross said. “Any resident that cannot attend any of the three scheduled town hall meetings should send us their thoughts by e-mail to streetparking@westutx.gov.  This city council sincerely wants to know what the majority of residents think about this subject before considering any action on the issue.”

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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