VOLUME 6, ISSUE 12 MARCH 4APRIL 7, 2020
SEPTEMBER 2017 McKinney updates ordinances and adopts design manual to regulate third-party infrastructure in public right of way
FEBRUARY 2019 City starts discussing 5G implementation
MAY 2019 City adopts 5G guiding principles; McKinney Economic Development Corp. issues request for consulting services for its 5G strategic plan
FEBRUARY 2020 City holds town hall to get community feedback
MARCH or APRIL 2020 Findings to be presented to council
“OURGOAL IS TODELIVER A STYLISH SIGNATURE PRODUCT UNIQUE TO THEMCKINNEYAREA.” RAJ GOGINENI, OWNER OF FLORENCE
With the 2020 census just around the corner, McKinney community leaders are looking to raise awareness on the importance of having an accu- rate count. Every 10 years since 1790, the U.S. Census Bureau has counted the num- ber of people living in the country. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed across states and com- munities. They also determine the boundaries for City Council districts as well as areas of representation by state and federal lawmakers. BY EMILY DAVIS AND OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER THE FUTURE OF 5G IN MCKINNEY Due to Senate Bill 1004, which was passed in 2017, cities have limited control over what wireless technology gets brought in and where it goes. As the rollout of 5G, or fth-generation, technology becomes more common nationwide, McKinney leaders are strategizing to control what they can.
OCTOBER 2019 HR Green is contracted as city’s consultant
Steps in this phase of the city’s strategic planning for 5G and wireless technology are as follows.
Develop right of way policies and ber master plan Create and map key ber arterials Construct design guidelines and installation specications
Evaluate health concerns Review/revise 5G policy and design standards Conduct cost recovery study
SOURCE: CITY OF MCKINNEYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
BARB DELKCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Ramping up for population count
In 2010, McKinney saw a 77% self-re- sponse rate, according to the bureau. The city’s population has grown by roughly 64,000 people since then, which makes it especially important to get a more accurate count this census year, according to city ocials. “One of the major challenges is reminding everyone that it is import- ant to be counted in Census 2020,” said Shirletta Best, community services administrator for the city of McKinney. Additional eorts are underway this year to ensure McKinney’s population is properly documented. CONTINUED ON 30
THEN AND NOW
The city of McKinney makes population estimates based on census data and will get a more accurate count from the 2020 census.
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2020 city estimate
131,117 195,342 SOURCE: CITY OF MCKINNEYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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