2013 County Authority News

October 9, 2013 The Future of San Antonio: Water and Energy Needs Meet Land Use Planning In her recent contribution to the Rivard Report, Amy Hardberger explains, “The success of the city depends on a plan that includes all aspects of planning including water and energy needs within a land use context. A city cannot predict demand of resources before first determining who it will service, which is dependent on land use decisions.” This is true over the entire Hill…

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2012 County Authority News

June 19, 2012 Top leadership resigns from RMA board The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority’s long-standing board chairman, Bill Thornton, and the board member expected to succeed him resigned from their positions Monday, less than a week after the Bexar County Commissioners Court voted to take over the organization’s operations. Read more from SA Express-News. April 16, 2012 Expert: Clear strategy on growth management can help lure employers As Austin and Central Texas continue to grow, how do we manage that…

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2011 County Authority News

February 21, 2011 Growing pains come with rise in population As civic leaders in San Antonio and surrounding communities began digesting new census figures released Thursday, the implications of the region’s 25 percent population increase were both gratifying and sobering. Read full article from SA Express-News here. February 7, 2011 Counties continue to wish for more land-use authority Residents of unincorporated areas outside Austin’s city limits often call Travis County officials to complain about bars, dance halls, industrial operations and…

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2010 County Authority News

December 8, 2010 Water, Land Use, Transportation and Economic Development CAPCOG has released the long-awaited Regional Growth Assessment. The report includes an analysis of growth in four key areas – water, land use, transportation, and economic development – then makes policy recommendations about what communities in the region should consider if they are experiencing the challenges identified. Water availability is the most prominent issue for the region. Download the report here. October 20, 2010 Travis County commissioners ban development that…

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2009 County Authority News

December 19, 2009 Travis County commissioners ponder quarry project If recent history is a guide, the Travis County Commissioners will approve plans this week for a quarry just east of Austin that would pull gravel from the ground just a few hundred feet from homes. But as the Tuesday vote approaches, commissioners say the proposal — brought by Texas Industries Inc., known as TXI, the state’s largest cement producer — has raised new questions. And this time commissioners say they…

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