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From the November 3rd, “Friday Staff Reports to City Council”

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The Friday Staff Report to City Council provides weekly updates between staff and Council, including a discussion in the upcoming Council Work Session on November 7 about improving the efficiency of the nomination process for city boards. Notably, the Veteran’s Day holiday will shift the distribution of the next report to November 9. From July to September 2023, the city tracked the use of Spanish translation services and Tele-Town Hall public comments, also noting viewership statistics for Council meetings. Updates from CapitalEdge focus on strategic analysis of tax incentives and exploring EPA financing options, while protecting vital community funding. A significant TxDOT grant of $10.97 million was awarded to the city for the Pecan Creek Trail project, ensuring readiness for immediate development. The city’s commitment to sustainability was recognized with the STAR Environmental Leadership Award, and its excellence in video programming was honored with six TATOA Awards, marking the city’s competitive edge in multimedia communication.

General Information

Pending Council Requests Work Session Topics – The Council Work Session on November 7 will discuss the proposal to enhance the efficiency of the nomination process for city boards and commissions by establishing a specific timeframe for nominations. This session follows Ordinance No. 23-1431.

Friday Report Distribution for Veteran’s Day – Due to the Veteran’s Day closure of City of Denton offices on November 10, the weekly Friday Report will be distributed on November 9 instead.

FY 22-23 Fourth Quarter Council Meeting Statistics – Statistics from July 1 to September 30, 2023, show the usage of Spanish translation services and Tele-Town Hall public comments by phone during regular City Council meetings starting at 6:30 p.m. Live and on-demand viewing figures for both English and Spanish broadcasts are provided, along with the duration of each meeting broadcast.

CapitalEdge Updates – CapitalEdge has been engaged in multiple initiatives for the City of Denton, including analyzing tax incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act and exploring financing options through the EPA’s WIFIA program. Their focus includes protecting funding for community programs, opposing mandates affecting airports and local telecommunications authority, addressing supply chain issues, and implementing federal infrastructure legislation.

Parks and Recreation Receives TxDOT Grant – The City of Denton secured a $10.97 million grant from TXDOT for the Pecan Creek Trail, covering 80% of construction costs, complemented by city funds. The project is strategically positioned to be shovel-ready to compete effectively for grants.

2023 STAR Environmental Leadership Award – The City of Denton received The Cis Myers Sustainability Leadership Award from STAR for its commitment to sustainable practices, particularly highlighting its efforts in reducing recycling contamination and implementing strategic marketing and educational initiatives.

TATOA Awards – The City of Denton earned six awards at the TATOA Annual Programming Ceremony, showcasing its excellence in video programming against major Texas cities. The city’s productions earned recognition across various award levels and are accessible on DTV and online platforms.

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