Council reaffirms Master Plan
by Robin Cravey
The City Council reaffirmed it support of the Barton Springs Master Plan at their August 25th meeting. The vote was unanimous. And Mayor Lee Leffingwell made a strong statement that the short-term projects in the plan should move forward without further delay. Right on!
I mean really, what is a plan for? Some people think a plan is a substitute for actually working, a way to keep people talking until they run out of energy. Some think it is a beautiful work of art that should be given a prominent place on a coffee table or a line in a resumé. I don’t. I think a plan is blueprint for action.
When the board members of Friends of Barton Springs Pool made the rounds of council offices in 2006, we wanted something done. We were asking the council to end the long-shameful neglect of the pool, take care of the long-deferred maintenance, and perform the upgrades that the pool so clearly needed to meet the ever-increasing demand on facilities.
We had a list of projects that we considered important. We came up with this list of projects by talking with a lot of swimmers and staffers. We didn’t expect to get all of these projects done immediately, but we wanted some done in short order.
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