Killeen City Councilman Steve Harris is hosting a town hall forum Thursday to discuss the city’s contract with a coming $238-million subdivision on the outskirts of Killeen.
The forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars 9191 Auxiliary at 3307 Zephyr Road.
Harris said the goal of the forum is to educate the public on the “collusion, manipulation or coercion” he believes took place during the council’s 4-3 approval of the contract with a development district, also known as Turnbo Ranch subdivision.
“My end game is to basically eliminate this contract and get an investigation going internally or externally and figure out how this deal got done,” Harris said Tuesday.
The forum will focus on the stipulations in the City Council-approved contract with the Bell County Municipal Utility District No. 2, which was signed in 2013.
The subdivision is currently under construction across city limits near the intersection of Chaparral and Featherline roads south of Killeen.
“It’s going to be a comprehensive breakdown of the contract and the whole negotiation and approval process,” Harris said.
WB Development, the development firm overseeing the district’s construction, could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but Harris said representatives from the firm had not been directly invited.
The event is free and open to the public. The forum will be co-sponsored by Killeen City Council at-large candidate Mellisa Brown, who is running for the May 5 election.
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