Tag Archives: Town Lake Park

A Critique of the TUR Partners Report on Town Lake Park

by Larry Akers While TUR Partners made some reasonable recommendations regarding operations at Town Lake Park, their design recommendations became convoluted and very expensive and would produce only marginal improvements in conditions.  This critique starts with the failure sources in … Continue reading

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City Manager’s Scheme To Shirk Funding Auditorium Shores

City Hall is eagerly embracing the notion that $3.5 million of funding from C3 Productions will take care of renovating the Auditorium Shores portion of Town Lake Park.  Council is letting C3 take them off the hook for having failed … Continue reading

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Town Lake Park Stakeholders Set the Record Straight

Former Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza and CM Marc Ott have tried to rewrite the terms of the Town Lake Park Community Events Center Venue Project to remove Auditorium Shores from the project and continue redirecting its funding to Convention … Continue reading

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Understanding the Austin Transportation Department’s West Riverside Drive Traffic Analysis

Understanding the Austin Transportation Department’s West Riverside Drive Traffic Analysis by Larry Akers Friends of the Parks of Austin Stakeholder Representative Town Lake Park Community Project Executive Summary Accept the findings. Reject the conclusion. In their West Riverside Drive Traffic … Continue reading

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Riverside Drive and Town Lake Park

Riverside Drive and Town Lake Park The Undoing of a Remarkable Compromise or How 7 Seconds of Commute Time Is Worth More Than a Great Park And The Lives of People Who Go There by Larry Akers Friends of the … Continue reading

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City Reverses Illegal Transfer of Venue Funds to Tourism and Promotion Fund

In September, 2011, City of Austin Financial Director Leslie Browder announced that the City was reversing its policy of making annual transfers from the Town Lake Park Venue Fund to the Tourism and Promotion Fund. The policy of transferring $125,000-$130,000 … Continue reading

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