City Council Regular Meeting 10/17/2023 06:00 PM


City Council Members
Mayor Bill Foulds, Jr.
Mayor Pro Tem Taline Manassian
Council Member Place 2 Wade King
Council Member Place 3 Geoffrey Tahuahua
Council Member Place 4 Travis Crow
Council Member Place 5 Sherrie Parks

Staff, Consultants & Appointed/Elected Officials
City Administrator Michelle Fischer
Deputy City Administrator Ginger Faught
Interim Deputy City Administrator/City Treasurer Shawn Cox
City Attorney Laura Mueller
People & Communications Director Lisa Sullivan
City Secretary Andrea Cunningham
IT Director Jason Weinstock
Planning Director Tory Carpenter
Parks & Community Services Director Andy Binz
DSRP Manager Emily Nelson



A member of the public who desires to address the City Council regarding any item on an agenda for an open meeting  may do so at presentation of citizens before an item or at a public hearing for an item during the City Council’s consideration of that item. Citizens wishing to discuss matters not contained within the current agenda may do so, but only during the time allotted for presentation of citizens. Speakers are allowed two (2) minutes to speak during presentation of citizens or during each public hearing.  Speakers may not cede or pool time.    Members of the public requiring the assistance of a translator will be given twice the amount of time as a member of the public who does not require the assistance of a translator to address the City Council.  It is the request of the City Council that members of the public wishing to speak on item(s) on the agenda with a noticed Public Hearing hold their comments until the item(s) are presented for consideration.  Speakers are encouraged to sign in.  Anyone may request a copy of the City’s policy on presentation of citizens from the city secretary.  By law no action may be taken during Presentations of Citizens.


The following items are anticipated to require little or no individualized discussion due to their nature being clerical, ministerial, mundane or routine. In an effort to enhance the efficiency of City Council meetings, it is intended that these items will be acted upon by the City Council with a single motion because no public hearing or determination is necessary. However, a City Council Member or citizen may request separate deliberation for a specific item, in which event those items will be removed from the consent agenda prior to the City Council voting on the consent agenda as a collective, singular item. Prior to voting on the consent agenda, the City Council may add additional items that are listed elsewhere on the same agenda.



The City Council for the City of Dripping Springs has the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any matter as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices), and 551.086 (Economic Development). The City Council for the City of Dripping Springs may act on any item listed in Executive Session in Open Session or move any item from Executive Session to Open Session for action.


City Council & Board of Adjustment Meetings
November 7, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (CC & BOA)
November 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (CC)
December 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (CC & BOA)
December 19, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (CC)

Board, Commission & Committee Meetings
October 19, 2023, Farmers Market Committee at 1:00 a.m.
October 19, 2023, Emergency Management Commission at 12:00 p.m.
October 23, 2023, Transportation Committee at 3:30 p.m.
October 23, 2023, Founders Day Commission at 6:30 p.m.
October 24, 2023, Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:00 p.m.
October 25, 2023, Economic Development Committee at 4:00 p.m.
November 1, 2023, DSRP Board at 11:00 a.m.
November 2, 2023, Historic Preservation Commission at 4:00 p.m.
November 3, 2023, Parks & Recreation Commission at 6:00 p.m.



All agenda items listed above are eligible for discussion and action unless otherwise specifically noted.  This notice of meeting is posted in accordance with Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon's Texas Codes. Annotated.  In addition, the City Council may consider a vote to excuse the absence of any City Council Member for absence from this meeting.

I certify that this notice of meeting was posted at the City of Dripping Springs City Hall and website,, on October 13, 2023, at 3:15 p.m.