How to get involved with your city this week


During the citywide elections that just ended last Saturday, we often heard from folks that had a lot to say, and offered many opinions, but when asked to participate somehow — either by voting, attending a meeting, joining a board, volunteering, taking a survey — many decline. In addition, many people don’t pay close attention to the local government processes, and so they miss their chance to offer criticisms or opinions until it’s too late.

Kerrville United urges citizens to take part in their democracy. There are so many ways you can get involved RIGHT NOW, as in this week! Take a look at this list that’s available to you at this moment:

  • Take the 2019 Citizen Survey online. This survey asks some fundamental questions about your Kerrville experience so that our city leaders might continue to improve what Kerrville has to offer. This only takes minutes, and can be done from the comfort of your own couch.
  • The Code Review Committee will host an Open House on Thursday, May 16, from 5-7 PM at the Dietert Center. This committee has been examining the existing city codes (laws) and will soon make recommendations for changes to these rules, including the sign ordinance. This open house is your chance to view the progress and add your thoughts to the process.
  • Attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday night. This week is special, because two new city council members will be sworn in at 5 PM, and then a regular meeting will follow at 6 PM.
  • Apply to serve on a board or commission. The city asks for citizens to serve on these boards to oversee the various governmental departments that regulate our town. You can apply online today for any of these board openings: Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals, Economic Improvement Corporation, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Recovery Community Coalition, Zoning Board of Adjustment.