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Austin’s (Not So) Secret Shame

Austin’s (Not So) Secret Shame I used to be proud to tell people I was from Austin, Texas. That pride has unfortunately turned to disappointment and shame. Beginning in 2009 I became heavily involved in the process of writing a new comprehensive plan for the city I loved. The new plan would be called “Imagine […]

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Your Critical Role in CodeNEXT as a Realtor

If you are an Austin Realtor, you need to read this and then act on it immediately!   AS A REALTOR®, YOU HAVE A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT ROLE IN CODENEXT   Most Realtors®, in my experience, are unaware of what is perhaps our most important obligation under our Code of Ethics – to advocate for […]

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Water supply at critical levels – Austin’s response: hire a consultant

Folks, those of you who have been following me on this issue realize that we should have been taking action years ago to add to our water supply infrastructure.  FINALLY Austin is beginning to admit that we may have a small problem – we could very quickly be running out of water.  But what is […]

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Austin’s water supply drops to a new benchmark

As of this morning, Austin’s remaining water supply had officially reached a new benchmark – i.e, below 700,000 acre-feet, as LCRA’s daily measurement came in at 698,000, while inflows remain at historic lows.  By the way, inflows over the last 5 years have been the lowest of any 5 year period in the history of […]

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Water supply – another scary number

Over the last 7 days, our water supply has dwindled by another 18,000 acre-feet.  If you need a little context to make that number meaningful, that is an amount of water equal to almost 2.7% of our entire remaining supply.  At this rate we will lose another 11.5% of our remaining supply in the next […]

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