B.O.N.D. – Boerne Open Neighborhood Discussion
In the Spring of 2021, the City of Boerne's Planning and Community Development Department created an informational opportunity for residents to learn about proposed developments near their homes or businesses.
What is B.O.N.D.?
The community engagement meetings of the City of Boerne are referred to as B.O.N.D. – Boerne Open Neighborhood Discussion. The B.O.N.D. meetings are hosted by the City to provide an opportunity for community members to have an informal conversation regarding various topics of interest that impact the community. The most common matters for discussion are potential development projects that may include rezoning(s), subdivisions or requests for creative solutions. The B.O.N.D. meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for open dialogue and to hear feedback from the community before a case goes before the City for formal consideration.
While B.O.N.D. meetings are not required prior to formal consideration, the City encourages participation among developers and residents. B.O.N.D. meetings do not replace the opportunity for public discussion and comments at the formal public meeting for consideration. B.O.N.D. meetings are for informational purposes only and are held in addition to the formal public meeting(s).
When and where are B.O.N.D. meetings held?
B.O.N.D. meetings are currently being held on the third Tuesday of every month, via ZOOM. However, there may be instances where special meetings will be held in addition to regular scheduled meetings. All B.O.N.D. meetings, and information to join via Zoom, can be found below, under "Upcoming B.O.N.D. Meetings" and on the City of Boerne Calendar.
What can I expect at a B.O.N.D. Meeting?
On the day of the B.O.N.D. meeting, the applicant (person who submitted the request form), developer or project representative will give a brief overview or presentation of the proposed project and the community will provide questions and feedback.
This allows the applicant/developer/representative to respond and answer any questions about the project. The dialogue will also allow consideration of any concerns raised by the community.
How can you get involved?
B.O.N.D. meetings are recorded for anyone who is unable to attend and can be viewed on the City's YouTube page.
Reach out to Planning and Community Development at 830-248-1501 with any questions.