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Killeen Councilman Michael Boyd speaks to attendees at a community forum for Killeen’s District 4 residents last week. Boyd represents District 4, which covers west Killeen.

Killeen Councilman Michael Boyd hosted a District 4 community forum last Thursday on the campus of Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

Over 25 people attended the event to learn about District 4 and meet the councilman. Boyd represents District 4, which covers west Killeen.

“The program began with a welcome followed by a first ‘100 Days Report’ discussing the FY 2022 Budget, Street Maintenance Fee, Charter Amendments and Redistricting, amongst others,” according to a statement from Boyd. “A District 4 Update was provided next informing residents on roads, parks, crime, drainage, traffic safety, lighting and sidewalks. City Staff were made available to provide additional insight and answer relating questions.”

The program ended with Boyd answering a number of specific questions from residents and thanking everyone for their attendance.

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As Mr. Boyd did a good thing by having this meeting, if my mind serves me correctly, Councilman Harris had a few forums at A&M also. The turn outs were generally the same. As stated by Alvin, most citizens do not care to a degree that they feel a need to attend such a meeting.

From the information I received regarding the forum, quite a few things were covered by city staff that fell back into the hand and efforts of our former councilman, Steve Harris. From recent road repairs to the change in ordinances regarding neighborhood from every 1200ft to 600ft, to being able to request additional street lamps in existing neighborhoods and other areas, it all led back to legislation authored by Harris. Boyd repeated a request that Harris had already attempted, yet met the same results regarding looking to have signal light at the corner of Robinette and Water Crest. Harris did succeed in having a turn signal at the corner of Robinette and Elms road. From the parks "...taking time." to get done, it seem Mr. Boyd and his team acted in pure malice in suggesting Harris had done little. Yet, when their backs are up against a wall, it takes time, or they are now simply trying to highlight things Councilman Harris had done, without even mentioning his name to give him credit for, mind you. How crooked of a campaign was run by Mr. Boyd and his "Crew"; even, to a degree in which mentioning Mr. Harris's name is viewed as a threat to his holding office?

In the meantime, do not vote for Jonathan Hicks for District 54. He was one of his campaign heads and helped orchestrate a crooked campaign. He was crooked on the city level, he will be crooked on the state level Vote for a Democrat if you would like to, but don't vote for Hicks. He, in my humble opinion, is a wolf in wolf's clothing. Just trying to appear as a tamed wolf.

Alvin

I applaud District 4 city councilman Michael Boyd, but must ask, 'How many citizens are they in District 4, and why was there such a dismal turnout of 25 people? As usual, nobody even cares so nobody even shows up.

This is better than a city council meeting where normally you can count on both hands the turnout.

And I must ask, Why wasn't there any of the 'At Large' council persons in attendance as I would think that they would be interested in getting the answers as presented by the citizens as they have a stake in all of Killeen, Texas, so they must no be interested, and they should.

Copy: “The program began with a welcome followed by a first ‘100 Days Report’ discussing the FY 2022 Budget, Street Maintenance Fee, Charter Amendments and Redistricting, amongst others,” according to a statement from Boyd. “A District 4 Update was provided next informing residents on roads, parks, crime, drainage, traffic safety, lighting and sidewalks. City Staff were made available to provide additional insight and answer relating questions.” End of copy.

I have two questions, (1) is 'why doesn't the intended agenda be introduced so as to let people know what's to be discussed as I would have liked to get in on the questions of this topic, and (2) where was the 'Staff' that was supposed to have a part in this presentation. I think you should prepare an agenda and publish it a few days in advance of the presentation as people forget.

So all in all, I say to you councilman Michael Boyd, this was a good start and practice will only see you get better.

But now, what was the presentation of 'the budget, the street maintenance fee, charter amendments and redistricting or are you not allowed to present this to the public who might just have an interest.

Keep up the good work.

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