… FA went to the Texas state capitol to speak in favor of HB 1303, re our roadways designated as “Scenic Highways.” We organized some fine Hays County neighbors to speak as well, all in front of the Texas House Transportation Committee. Our thanks to Texas District 45 House Representative Erin Zwiener (pictured center, in purple jacket) for sponsoring the bill, which unfortunately died in committee. Stay tuned for Round Two.
… FA provided support for Signal Hill Area Alliance, an organization that continues to address community needs of clean air, clean water, quiet and safe neighborhood and streets.
… FA began a water quality monitoring program in our service area.
… FA provided support for Rutherford Ranch area neighbors, who were working to address concerns regarding the Rutherford North development project.
… FA provided support to neighbors working to address community needs of clean air, clean water, wildfire emergency evacuation concerns, quiet and safe neighborhood and streets regarding the Mark Black Wedding Venue development project.
2002-2004 FA Settles Lawsuit with DS
Successful Settlement of Litigation with Dripping Springs. This helps to achieve the following:
- City of Dripping Springs is asked to participate in Regional Water Quality Planning efforts and City takes a lead role in the successful completion of the Plan.
- Illegal clauses in the two subject development agreements are amended. Both development agreements now comply with State statutes.
- The City adopts an Ethics Ordinance.
- The City hires new City Attorney.
2004 – 2005 FA helps with Regional Water Quality Plan
Numerous members of the FA help develop the Regional Water Quality Plan.
2002 – 2004 FA assigned City of Dripping Springs P&Z seats
Three FA members are assigned to City of Dripping Springs Planning & Zoning Commission.
2003 FA President Assigned to ECT Board
FA represents portion of Hays County on Envision Central Texas Board of Directors.
FA area has the highest survey response turnout in the five county region, besting the regional response rate by a factor of four.
2003 Two FA Members elected to HTGCD
Two FA Board members are elected to two of five seats on the Hays-Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. Here they will work to protect our water resource and hopefully ensure that homeowners on wells today can remain on wells tomorrow.
2004 FA joins HCA
The Hill Country Alliance asks FA to be represented on their Board. The FA and HCA have similar goals and concerns as regards growth in The Hill Country.