Not that Austin is -- ahem -- short of Bay Area transplants, but if Austin is to really get smart about growth politics, it will need imported expertise from places where our "difficult" and "daunting" ways would be child's play. By inviting out-of-towners to oversee the new Mueller, Austin has thought outside its usual box, and in doing so has taken a giant step toward growing up as a city. And Catellus has, so far, stayed committed to a deal that will meet both its needs and the community's, now and for the future.
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