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League City Launches Community Development Page

Talk About Town allows residents to learn about business development and provide feedback.

League City has added a new app on its community engagement site where residents can give feedback on the kind of businesses they want to see in the future.

The new tool, called Talk About Town, was launched Jan. 18 and is a topics page where residents can find out about new businesses and developments, comment, ask questions and take surveys about future development in the city.

The city debuted its interactive community engagement hub, League City Listens, last June, but wanted more back-and-forth communication with residents, said Amber Pedigo, the city’s manager of community engagement and special projects.

“We were hoping to get a more robust two-way dialogue going with the community on what they'd like to see in League City as it continues to grow,” Pedigo said.

By taking the survey on the app, residents can provide input on the city’s future development.

League City Listens was initiated by the community response generated through a community-led group called the League City Alliance that gave the city insight into the questions residents were asking, Pedigo said.

“We thought it was an opportunity for the city to put a fun and engaging form of survey on the site, as well as maps that will lead residents to our local development,” she said.

The restaurant and new business locators are updated each month.

The survey has only been open for a few weeks, but Pedigo said it has become one of the more popular features on the city’s website.

So far residents have put new restaurants and retail businesses at the top of the list.

Pedigo said that result correlates with a survey question showing 55 percent of the respondents shop outside city limits.

Rounding out the top five are community centers and parks with recreational amenities, mixed use developments — which combine residential, office, retail and public art — and family-oriented entertainment.

The feedback will help plan the city’s development for the next 10 to 30 years.

“At some point the survey will close and then we will take the data and pass it on to department heads and city council,” she said.

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