After collecting input from across the community over the past year, the Draft McKinney Sustainability Plan is ready for public review. The final community meeting to collect public comments before the plan goes to City Council will be Saturday, Sept. 17.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Collin College Conference Center, 2200 W. University Dr.
The all-day meeting accommodates those who can stay for only a short time as well as those who can commit to the entire day.
“Input from the community is vital. Residents have provided important feedback during previous public meetings, and we appreciate their involvement. We hope this process will shape new sustainability goals for our city’s foreseeable future,” said Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery.
Development of the Plan is funded from the more than one-million dollar Department of Energy grant as part of that organization’s Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant. The draft contains an introduction and four sections – Development, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, and Community Culture. It covers a variety of topics such as an on-street bike plan, green infrastructure, community services, an urban canopy study, business development, and a water conservation program.
To download the draft and register for the meeting, go to the city’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org/green. Hosted by the City’s Office of Environmental Stewardship, this final meeting includes coffee and pastries in the morning and lunch.