Written by Al, 1/24/2013
Courtney, Carole and Duggan met with City Council member Laura Morrison on 1/23/2013. Also attending were representatives of APD, Public Works and the Child Safety Program Manager at City of Austin. Our opposition to the bridge and suggestions for its cancellation, delay or relocation were rejected. The bridge is scheduled to start construction in April.
Our future efforts consist of:
- Continue to express our opposition to City Council.
- Expand our outreach to neighboring residents and businesses.
The bridge committee feels that the city has not properly notified residents and parents of the consequences of reducing school bus service. They also feel that the best location for the bridge is from the Gus Garcia Recreation Center property to Connor Lane. This would better serve all affected neighborhoods.
We need a representative to attend Restore Rundberg meetings (APD crime reduction grant).
Opportunities are available to participate in 10-1 redistricting.
We need three block captains:
- South Lora Linda
- Furness and Furness Cove
- Weeping Willow