Resource Library

Community Meeting Materials

Community engagement is a key component of Vision SMTX. Engagement has included a mix of in-person workshops, virtual surveys, pop-up events, and meetings with community organizations and stakeholders. Video recordings, meeting material, and presentations are provided below.

Community Meeting #1 – February 25, 2021

The City hosted a virtual community workshop to introduce the community to the Vision SMTX project objectives and present existing conditions in San Marcos. The workshop gathered citizen comments through a written and verbal Q&A process. The meeting included a total of 52 participants and 128 comments were collected.

Virtual Open House – March 2021

The City invited the community to participate in a “Virtual Open House” in which participants could engage with various workshop boards, mapping exercises, and surveys. The Virtual Open House was offered in both English and Spanish. The Virtual Open House included 419 participants, 862 total views to the site, and 878 total comments. A physical take-home toolkit of the Virtual Open House was also offered. To view the Open House material, visit:

https://openhouse.visionsmtx.com/

Community Meeting 2

Community Meeting #2 – September 15, 2021

The City hosted an in-person community meeting to present community and steering committee input received so far. The meeting also focused on collecting input on developing San Marcos’ Preferred Growth Scenario. The workshop gathered citizen comments through maps, boards, and comment cards. The meeting included a total of 70 community participants and 233 comments were collected.

Additional Community Events

  • March 18, 2021 – Democracy for Texas Organizational Meeting

  • April 1, 2021 – San Marcos Historic Preservation Commission Regular Meeting
  • April 7, 2021 – Student Urban Planning Organization (SUPO) Regular Meeting
  • April 14, 2021 – Sustainable San Marcos Board Meeting
  • May 17, 2021 – Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) Regular Meeting
  • May 19, 2021 – San Marcos Main Street Advisory Board Regular Meeting
  • May 20, 2021 – San Marcos Parks Board Regular Meeting
  • June 22-24, 2021 – City of San Marcos Employee Fly into Summer Event
  • June 16, 2021 – San Marcos Neighborhood Commission Regular Meeting
  • July 3, 2021 – Summer in the Park Concert Event
  • July 16, 2021 – Sustainable Film Series “Motherload” and Texas State Stelos Scholars Event
  • July 22, 2021 – Summer in the Park Concert Event
  • July 28, 2021 – Arts Master Plan Open House
  • August 12, 2021 – Summer in the Park Concert Event
  • August 18, 2021 – San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
  • August 19, 2021 – Kissing Alley Concert Event
  • August 20, 2021 – Sustainable Film Series “Yakona” Screening
  • September 15, 2021 – San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) Regular Meeting
  • September 18, 2021 – San Marcos Farmers Market Pop-up Event
  • September 20, 2021 – San Marcos Food Bank Distribution

City Council Meeting Materials

Staff and the project team provide updates to the San Marcos City Council at key stages in the development of Vision SMTX. Video recordings, meeting material, and recent presentations are provided below.

City Council Work Session #1 (Virtual) – November 17, 2020

City Council Workshop #2 (Virtual / In-person) – September 16, 2021

Steering Committee Meetings

The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee (CPSC) is a diverse collective of 31 community members appointed by City Council that represent different districts and varying demographics within the City. The Committee has met regularly at a combination of virtual meetings, in-person socials, volunteer events, and provided input via short virtual surveys and emails. Video recordings, meeting material, and recent presentations are provided below.

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting #1 – November 12, 2020

– Meeting Agenda

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting #2 – January 14, 2021

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting #3 – May 27, 2021 (Main Group Meeting)

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting #3 – May 27, 2021 (Breakout Group Scenario #1 Meeting)

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting #3 – May 27, 2021 (Breakout Group Scenario #2 Meeting)

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting #3 – May 27, 2021 (Breakout Group Scenario #3 Meeting)

Planning Resources

Click the links below to view current San Marcos Master Plans, key documents, action plans, and resource pages.

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