City Hall Routines Change as Downtown Construction Progresses
Construction around City Hall will prompt a few changes in how people access official city meeting information, as well as the building itself.
Official Meeting Agendas
Meeting agendas for the City Council and City boards and commissions are posted at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Many people are accustomed to checking the paper agenda postings on the bulletin board outside the north entrance to City Hall. Following the Feb. 18, 2014 City Council meeting, the outdoor board will be removed due to construction. A temporary bulletin board will be set up inside the lobby of City Hall to allow citizens to view the paper agenda postings. Agendas are also posted to the City’s website.
City Hall Access
Construction zone boundaries around City Hall will expand the week of Feb. 17, 2014. This expansion will close the Fifth Street sidewalk (east side) to be closed from Austin Street to the north side of City Hall, as well as a portion of Austin Street between City Hall and the Granville Arts Center.
All visitors and employees must enter City Hall through the west entrance (facing Fifth Street). An access ramp to the west entrance is now open to facilitate special needs and delivery access. The north and east doors to City Hall are now restricted as emergency exits only.
For more information about Garland’s downtown redevelopment activities, please visit the Downtown Redevelopment page.