Fix290 on 91.7 KOOP radio - “Showdown at the Y”

July 7th, 2007

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Now that the Texas Legislature has gone away, CAMPO and TxDOT are moving forward with their transportation plans, and it seems there is much focus around the Oak Hill area in the Southwest part of Travis County.

As head of CAMPO, Senator Kirk Watson has mandated various organizations of the Oak Hill area to come together in a “mediation” moderated by a University of Texas policy group to help determine the transportation options. This process, though promising and novel, also points out the challenges that we as a community face in actually building legitimate community dialogue.

According to attorney and neighborhood activist, Tim Mahoney, “It’s kind of like making sausage without knowing where the meat came from or where the sausage is going. Too often, such community building processes are too little too late, without the conscious intention of building better and more serious decision-making opportunities. With the CAMPO mediation process only a couple of week’s old, it may be burdened by its goal of getting to ‘Yes!’”

Join moderator Tim Mahoney and guests from local organizations of the Oak Hill Y to discuss what is moving forward and what is not on Wednesday, July 4, 12 - 1pm on KOOP radio 91.7FM.

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