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Most of those who attended a public hearing about the Rosewood Drive extension project at City Hall on Thursday evening support Killeen’s plan.

The Killeen City Council discussed a conditional settlement behind closed doors Tuesday in a federal lawsuit filed against the city and zoning board of adjustment in June alleging free speech infringement.

Better pay for Killeen’s employees. That was the intent was behind salary hikes in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, based on a consultant’s study that showed public safety employees, such as police and firefighters, were paid below market, and that 70 percent of overall city employees weren’t ade…

Four companies secure the majority of city/owner development agreements, and the city has never reviewed developers’ books for construction estimates, despite having the authority to do so. Two of Killeen’s agreements with developers were paid from the city’s operations fund.

A platoon of speakers opposing proposed cuts to the Killeen Animal Services division addressed the Killeen City Council on Tuesday during the final public hearing before the council is scheduled to approve its 2018 budget next week.

The city spent more money than it made for nearly a decade, and during a period of rapid growth that saw its population nearly double, those at the wheel didn’t seem to be paying attention.

Nearly a week removed from an audit presentation that revealed more than a decade’s worth of weakness in the city of Killeen’s financial management, City Manager Ron Olson intends to use the results to chart a financially sound path for his administration.

Some of the most significant findings from the city of Killeen’s management audit report presented at a City Council workshop Tuesday were in the city’s capital outlay policies, which the report found were in significant disarray.

The Killeen City Council held its first public hearing on its proposed property tax rate Tuesday and received the same turnout as its budget public hearing Aug. 22: Two residents — one with city ties.

An independent public accounting firm’s investigation of Killeen finances are nearly complete and were presented to three groups: city administrators, audit committee members and audit subcommittee members. 

After roughly 15 hours of budget workshops in the past three weeks, the Killeen City Council will get its first formal feedback from residents Tuesday on City Manager Ron Olson’s stripped-down 2018 city spending plan.

Part of the stated mission of the city of Killeen is to provide services and facilities that improve the quality of life of residents. That mission could be in jeopardy if proposed budget cuts to the community services department — the city’s overhauled parks and recreation department — are …

It’s no secret the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is facing challenges — from revenue to passengers to infrastructure — but even after funneling more than $700,000 to marketing it over the past three years, the bleeding hasn’t stopped.

The Killeen City Council will vote on hiring a contractor to develop the 2017 Water and Wastewater Master Plan and will consider a separate measure to bring city sewer lines to 101 homes in the Tucker Subdivision and rehabilitate other pipes.