For the infrastructure projects in the city’s control, we need to understand the costs involved. We must have a plan to fund the infrastructure development necessary to preserve Lakeway as a desirable place to live. Any improvement must serve the needs of our residents by providing them the lifestyle we have come to expect for the foreseeable future.
It is imperative that we have a plan in place to complete Main Street prior to start of the 620 widening project. The developers need to fulfill their obligations without offsetting the costs to the our taxpayers. Community participation is a must so that the city can understand the perspectives of the people who will be impacted most: Lakeway residents and business owners.
In my first term I have engaged with the residents and business owners on issues faced by us and plan to continue to encourage them to get involved so that we can collectively formulate plans that will benefit the whole community.
A large number of infrastructure projects that will have a major impact on the city are outside Lakeway’s control. In these cases, I intend to continue the engagement with the appropriate organizations to influence decisions that are aligned with our objectives. For example, in order to resolve some of the traffic issues, we need to work with and lobby external entities, such as:
TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation)
CARTPO (Capital Area Regional Transport Planning Organization)
CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization)
Travis County Transportation Initiative
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