4 Mayors Advise Leffingwell on Planning Austin's Future...
On Monday evening, Mayor Leffingwell and KLRU-TV hosted a panel comprised of former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, former Houston Mayor Bill White, former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, and former Austin Mayor (and current State Senator) Kirk Watson. Moderated by U.T. Director of Sustainability Jim Walker, focused on the challenges facing Austin as we continue our dramatic population growth.
Topics: Single member districts on council City investments particularly transportation and rail City's role in public education
Best quotes: "Imagine a great city, then decide what needs to be done to get there" "Don't exaggerate, both sides will do it and that is when things break down." "Too often, process in Austin is used only to kill things." "Austin is a big city, get over it." "100 cities around the country would gladly trade places for the dynamic and growth." "You can't stand still" "Success won't be any one plan or another, it will depend on people getting involved in helping work on solutions."