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Receive, consider and act upon amendments to the Conroe-The Woodlands UZA bylaws;
The Conroe-The Woodlands Urbanized Area (UZA) was formed as a result of the 2010 census and designated The City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township as direct recipients of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding for transit operations. The UZA Transit Advisory Committee was formed to manage administrative duties of the UZA and meets every quarter. The committee consists of representatives from The Woodlands Township, The City of Conroe, Small Cities, and Montgomery County. The Woodlands Township, represented by Board Chairman Gordy Bunch, currently serves as chair of the committee.
At the January 17, 2017 quarterly meeting of the Conroe-The Woodlands UZA Transit Advisory Committee, members of the committee made the following recommendations to amend the bylaws:
1. A recommendation to rename the UZA Transit Advisory Committee to the UZA Mobility Advisory Committee - this recommendation came after the committee discussed the potential negative connotation the term "Transit" may suggest to some constituencies and the need to more broadly reflect the goal of providing greater mobility for certain transportation-disadvantaged populations.
2. A recommendation to change the UZA Bylaws to allow the UZA to appoint a Countywide Subcommittee - the purpose would be to provide the Committee with the authority to appoint a subcommittee to evaluate countywide urban and rural transportation and mobility issues and initiatives of interest to the Committee members, their governing bodies, and the public. Members of the subcommittee may include Committee members and alternates and other individuals with a technical understanding and/or interest in the transportation and mobility issue and/or initiative.
These recommendations each require an amendment of the current UZA Bylaws and require approval by both the City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township Board of Directors before they can take effect. The Bylaws cannot be changed without approval by both governing bodies.
A copy of the current UZA Bylaws is attached for reference.
Approve the amendments to the UZA Committee Bylaws.
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