Engage D2: 5/25/15 Update from your city councilwoman

IT HAS BEEN A BUSY FIRST WEEK – MOSTLY READING
Other than doing a lot of reading and research to prepare for the first council work session I:

  • Attended an orientation with City staff,
  • Met with citizens of the Hillside Edition Neighbors and Owners group (Bernard/Peak/Eagle area) regarding a controversial proposed plan for a DME substation which – if realized – would displace a number of citizen homeowners and renters from their homes,
  • And toured the facilities and met with leadership of one of district 2’s larger employers (with over 200 employees… and hiring!) United Copper.

THE WEEK AHEAD
Fracking-Denton-HB40
On Tuesday morning I will be receiving a “catch Keely up” briefing from staff on Denton’s current and next steps regarding drilling ordinances and hydraulic fracturing within the city in the wake of Governor Abbott’s signing of HB40.   The city has received notice that (press release) Vantage Energy will resume hydraulic fracturing activity within the city on Monday, June 1. 

City Council Work Session
Tuesday at 2PM I will be participating in my first City Council Work Session.  Please email me at briggsfordenton@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns specific to items on this agenda.

You can watch the session online here:http://www.cityofdenton.com/government/city-council/city-council-agendas-minutes-videos

CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT (I NEED YOUR INPUT PLEASE)
Survey: District 2 Citizens’ Roundtable
I will be hosting a once per month citizens’ roundtable.   Before I schedule the first roundtable I would like to get your input on days, times, venues, and content.  Your input is greatly appreciated.  Please take this four-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J7L3KKX

Please share with your District 2 friends and neighbors.

Your humble representative,
Keely G. Briggs
Denton City Council Member – District 2

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