Having quality representation starts with accessible representatives. It’s not always easy to track down those representatives when you need them. I’ve held over 90 open office hours since first beginning this journey in 2017, and I will continue to be available whenever you need me, either virtually or face to face. I respond to letters, emails, and phone calls, along with posting and highlighting Council Meeting agendas, public meetings, and city-wide events. I want to empower everyone to participate in our community decisions.
Lakeline Park Master Planning is complete, and we’re now determining phases and their associated costs. Once that is complete, we’ll start looking for our partner developer. This park is shaping up to be the crown jewel in our parks system. I can’t wait to break ground!
Our Master Developer has been chosen, and we’re currently negotiating the details of the contract. While that’s going on, we’re working with TxDOT to finalize plans for the 183/Bell realignment, improving the rail crossing on E. Park and Old Bell, and getting ready to break ground on the new and improved Bell Blvd. Once complete, this will greatly improve traffic flow as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety through the area. After the road is complete, we can break ground on Destination Bell and Bell Park.
Estimated Population in 2020
Since I moved here 15 years ago, Cedar Park has grown 119%, and we’re expected to top 93,000 people by the end of 2020. With that much growth, it will take a steady hand and cool head to manage the stress on our resources and budget. I have shown myself to be that calm voice of reason through spirited debates.
Estimated Households 2020
We’re a young, growing, and vibrant community. I will work to make sure we address the needs of young and growing families as we work through budgets. Cultural, entertainment, and outdoor spaces are among my top priorities in planning for our future.
Median Home Value 2020
As more and more people hear about Cedar Park, the demand for housing becomes greater and greater. Not only are people moving in from all around Texas and the rest of the country, they’re moving here because Austin is rapidly becoming unaffordable. We have to do what we can to address affordability issues now. We don’t want to wait until people are forced to move.