Posts tagged Lakeway City Council

Revitalize. Revitalization. Redevelopment. In our crazy world of build-build-build, we often overlook redevelopment as one of the most important things we can do as a community to increase our property values, breathe life into new and existing small businesses and develop more profound community pride. Redevelopment by its own definition is the action of revitalizing tired or out of date shopping centers, homes, and green spaces. It also means making small yet meaningful changes in the ingress and egress of certain places of business to ease traffic and congestion on main roads such as 620. Although much of Lakeway is “new,” the heart and soul of our city is in the charm of the original homes, buildings and shopping centers. These “originals” are the roots of our community, and I believe they are worth cultivating, fertilizing and enhancing. 

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Multi-Generational Lens

If you closed your eyes and envisioned Lakeway in 10 years, what would that look like? What would the typical family look like? How would they interact with each other and their community? Prior to my mom’s death in March of 2018, my home was filled with five people from four generational categories. My mom, a Traditionalist, my husband a Baby Boomer, myself, a Generation Xer, and my younger kids, Gen Zers. Five people who grew up developing values in different social, economic, technological and political norms. Despite this, we were expected to contribute, cooperate, and thrive. Similar to the citizens of our community, just on a smaller scale. 

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No matter where the election path takes any of the candidates that make up Lakeway’s May 4th election, I think it is fair to say with certainty that “empowerment” was a guiding principle to taking a pen to paper to fill out their “Application for a place on the City of Lakeway, May 4, 2019 General Election Ballot”. It was indeed not a decision I made lightly. I weighed the impact on my family, my business, my business partners and my friends. I am privileged to be surrounded daily with some crazy, funny, amazingly resilient and intelligent humans. People who take pride in raising each other up, supporting each other, laughing with each other and sometimes crying with each other. 

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