Indeed. The resolution sponsored by Council Member Laura Morrison and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez was intended to make up for council's lack of activity when the plan was presented to the body in June 2008. Morrison acknowledged as much from the dais when she said that she thought "we've been remiss as a city" in taking so long to endorse "this great work." The lack of endorsement hadn't stopped participants in CreateAustin (of which this writer is one) from working to implement it anyway these past two years (see "Plan, Be," Sept. 25, 2009), but they were pleased to finally have that approval – like a punctuation mark at the end of a sentence, as Ruiz put it.
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