The forum at Noto29 has all the information. Originally scheduled for 6 – 8 pm, it’s been extended an hour and will now go from 6 – 9 pm. As well as a format change.
The format has also been modified from the initial meeting announcement. In addition to an open house with visuals, including maps of the alignments and the issues matrix, a presentation will be made to provide attendees with the latest update and progress report. If you would like to submit a question to be answered during the presentation phase of the meeting next Monday, please do so in writing to email@example.com or fax to 512-943-1662 by Thursday, July 31, at 5:00 p.m.
â€œWe hope Monday nightâ€™s open house will serve to provide a thorough update of where we are in the process, clear up any misinformation and respond to questions that are important to the citizens,â€ said Commissioner Covey.
Much of the format will remain in place with multiple ways to provide input. Citizens still will have the opportunity to visit individually with the engineering firm leading the study, as well as representatives of the County. The primary objective for the evening is to provide a venue in which members of the community can provide feedback about the various alternative alignments under review and the plan to eliminate 13 alternatives.
That statement makes it clear that they still don’t get it. Their primary objective is to get residents to buy into their scheme, by goading them to choose their preferred route. They don’t appear to want to discuss whether or not their Perry-esque corridor should be considered in the first place. Williamson County has much more pressing traffic needs at this time.
I would also recommend this comment at NT29 that speaks to how Liberty Hill is coming together as one to combat this radical idea. The comment also mentions what those that live in the area are expecting on Monday, and what they’ll do if they don’t get it:
If you check the signs around our town that used to represent my old team, you will notice the â€œsend it Southâ€ and â€œnoto29north.comâ€ parts of the signs have been cut down. I personally did this at the request of the family of the gentleman mentioned above. I did this because it was the right thing to do and the time to do it in support of a united front. Those signs did a lot of things, but at the end of the day, they woke up a lot of people and got them to support to a united front. This is the best result we could have hoped for. We all represent Liberty Hill now. We also represent Gabrielâ€™s Overlook and they represent us. Were working our way down the 29 corridor with ranches willing to represent us and in return we represent them. If we have our way, we will get Georgetown on board with this mutually beneficial relationship. We all have an interest in a responsible solution that addresses our growth, but does not include a 400 ft wide road.
If you can, please attend the 8/4 meeting and please wear something red. Red shirt, red hat, red sweats, red top, red boots, red bandana in your pocket, red whatever. Wearing red means you support one solution that is acceptable to all with a stake in this.
Our politicians need to understand were the best so bring your best. Bring your best engineers and bring your best consultants to this 8/4 meeting. We will have better ones in the audience taking notes. If the responses we receive to our questions in this meeting are â€œspunâ€ or not factual, we will be running editorial pages (as opposed to comment sections), setting the record straight in terms we can all understand. If we get â€œwe need to look into thatâ€ answers, they have failed to adequately prepare for this meeting and bring the appropriate resources (put 7 more on our scoreboard). Please bring every expert, every computer, every server, every white board, every statistic, every report any most importantly, everything else you need to objectively answer every question we pose. You have been working on this, on our dime, for over a year. If you donâ€™t know by now, we know you are wasting our tax money.
Last, lets treat our friends, neighbors and politicians with respect at this meeting. Anything less opens the door to â€œspinâ€ us into a bunch low class, low budget, unreasonable, unworkable rednecks from backwater Liberty Hill. Were way better than that.
If we get anything less that honest and truthful answers, bite your tongue. We will set it straight in as many pages as required in our local papers.
All very good information. Wear red and be polite.