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6.25.2020 SAC Meeting Agenda
July 29, 2020 Angleton Chamber Virtual Luncheon
Super excited for the future of Angleton!
Join us Wednesday, July 29th at 11:30am to hear from the City of Angleton - City Hall
and Freese and Nichols, Inc. on their new development project, "Livable Centers".
July 30, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Facebook Live
The City of Angleton is excited to announce an opportunity for YOU to be a part of the plan for our Downtown!
Join us Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 PM for a Virtual Town Hall hosted by Freese and Nichols to hear about the Livable Centers Study of Angleton’s Downtown. In the meeting you’ll have an opportunity to give your feedback. Join us from the link below for the most interactive option. We will also be doing a Facebook Live on the City’s Facebook Page.
Link to Online Meeting Site
Meeting Presentations and Materials
SAC Meeting Presentation
2nd SAC meeting Presentation
What is Livable Centers?
All Livable Centers are unique, but are based on
similar concepts of development:
▪ Connecting residences, stores and office spaces through mixed-use developments
▪ Enhancing streetscapes, sidewalks and overall community aesthetics
▪ Improving access to transit and multiple transportation modes, including roadways, walking and biking
▪ Expanded housing and employment opportunities
▪ Creating a public engagement strategy that encourages stakeholder involvement in the formation of the plan
Public Engagement Activities
The Freese and Nichols Team will meet with City staff periodically throughout the project to discuss project progress, key action items and responsibilities, and project schedule. Standing conference calls can be used to provide project updates, present project materials, or have workshops and discussions.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Meetings
The SAC is composed of various stakeholders and has the primary responsibility of guiding the activities of the study and providing input into the process. The Freese and Nichols team will meet with the SAC at five (5) times during the planning process to discuss key issues related to the development of the Livable Center Study.
Community meetings provide the opportunity for community members to be involved in the plan development process. The Freese and Nichols team will facilitate up to four (4) public involvement events to gather input from the community and inform the community about the project. A minimum of two (2) meetings will be advertised as public meetings with a specific date and time. Up to two (2) additional events can be facilitated at different times during the process.
Public hearings are official meetings that are publicly advertised and on the record. Two (2) public hearings will take place during the project. The first public hearing will take place in the middle of the process to provide an update to City council. The second public hearing will take place at the end of the project for City Council to officially adopt the Angleton Livable Center Study.
A project website will be created to host information about the project in one place. The project website should include a brief project description, allow for presentations to be posted, provide a link to an online survey and provide a comment section for community feedback. Meeting notifications and other information can also be posted on the site as warranted. The project website can be hosted by the City or by the planning team.
An online survey is used to collect input from the community on needs, preferences and priorities, and other relevant topics. The survey will be administered via an online survey tool such as MetroQuest or Survey Monkey. The survey is a unique tool that can be used in addition to an in-person community meeting or can be used to gather input that would typically be gathered at an in-person community meeting.
Social media can be used to inform the community about the project and promote event during the project process. Various social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and NextDoor can be used in concert to reach more people.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee
AISD Superintendent - Phil Edwards
Chamber Chairman – Angela Dees
Chamber CEO – Beth Journeay
Real Estate Professional – Bonnie McDaniel
County Judge– Matt Sebesta
County Commissioner – Ryan Cade or Designee from Ryan Cade’s Office
Study Area Merchant – Sandie Walther Something Blue
Study Area Restaurant- Audra Robinson with The Dirty South
Angleton Revitalization Corporation – Sarah Vuskov
Mayor – Jason Perez
Peach Street Farmers Market - Ellen Eby
Texas-New Mexico Representative – Open
TXDOT: Jeffrey English
Parks Director – Megan Mainer
City Manager – Chris Whittaker
Mayor Pro Tem – John Wright
County Engineer – Matt Hanks
City Engineer Representative – Javier Vasquez
Gulf Coast Transit District – Barry Goodman
Scott Brown – Attorney Downtown
Jeff Gilbert – Presiding Municipal Court Judge
Role of Stakeholder Advisory Committee
The primary role of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) is to provide input to assist the
planning team in the preparation of the Livable Center Study relevant to:
▪ Providing knowledge of the study area
▪ Identification of issues / opportunities
▪ Community vision and goals
▪ Guide Plan recommendations and priorities
▪ Ambassadors of the Plan