Following word that the city would be taking on new economic responsibilities, which were previously held by Brenham’s Economic Development Foundation (EDF), the BCDC will consider each party’s new duties in work session. EDF Chair Billy Holle said Wednesday that they would continue to consult with the city and maintain advisory roles as the city makes its transition.
Also in work session, the BCDC will look over the collection and distribution of Brenham’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), as well as the 4B sales tax. This year, the city distributed nearly $460,000 from HOT funds towards the Washington County Chamber’s tourism operations, prior to the city cancelling its contract with the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
The Corporation will also hear administrative updates on the city’s “Drive to 2025” capital plans, as well as the downtown drainage project. In addition, they will look at their third quarter financial report for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
The BCDC will meet Thursday at 7:30 a.m., in the second floor conference room of City Hall.