Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Doing Business on the Island

Workshops and meetings galore this Thursday!

Starting with two EDC workshops (8:30 and 4:00, both at Club Padre, open to the public but specifically seeking the input of local business people) - the sole agenda item of which is "Discussion regarding current business environment and proposals for improvement. Topics include infrastructure, communications, marketing, role of local government, local regulations and ordinances, emergency services, transportation, parking, taxes and zoning."

I reckon we ought to be able to wrap this up in half an hour or less, hey?

It might be worth going just to get to hear everyone shout and watch them turn all red and shit. But some of us might have other things we would like to accomplish that day.

Moving right along to the ever-popular DPRB meeting at 3:30 (City Hall) - check out the agenda! Some heavy duty items including the following:

        - Discussion and possible action regarding the Development Plan Review Board to stop looking at anything other then Padre Blvd. Buildings (???! )

        - Discussion and possible action regarding the proposed medians (everyone is eager to jump into that barrel, aren't they?)

        - Discussion and possible action regarding color pallet (seems to me that people who don't even know how to spell "palette" ought not to be in charge of determining one, but what do I know?)


Blogger Sam said...

Color pallet, I like that. So if the agenda item was filed with Joyce the Town Secretary, a point of order would be that the DRPB could only discuss "pallets." You know, the low wooden thingies so forklifts can move things about. Sorry, the Texas Open Meetings Act requires a literal reading of the Agenda.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey: the Board doesn't make out the Agenda. It comes from the Public Works Department and, as a matter of fact, I e mailed them to change it.
Apparently it was too late.
The median thing was asked to be looked at by Gaby Vanounou (which I seldom spell right) because some merchants requested him to have us take a look at it -- before the present brouhaha.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoops: forgot one. Clayton brought that up last time: the result is a suggestion to alter the DPRB's job so that we do not deal with multi family business but continue to work with commercial businesses both on the Blvd. and off (as we have been). I think this item just picked up the title from the last meeting.
Again, the Agenda comes out from the Public Works Department.

9:07 AM  

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