Shape Our Future

RECEIVED Tue., Oct. 7, 2003

Did you know that Central Texas is projected to add 1.25 million people in the next 20-40 years? The Shape Our Future Coalition wants to make sure your voice is heard in the Envision Central Texas Regional Vision Survey being conducted from Oct. 6 to 26. The visioning survey will begin, for the first time in Central Texas, a public regional discussion about growth. For the survey, ECT developed four different possible futures with analysis to understand the impacts on issues including jobs, pollution, traffic, land use, and housing. Never before have we seen the implications in such detail of where we are going as a region, and also the implications of other possible futures.
   The Shape Our Future Coalition says, "No way to scenario A." Scenario A will cost us billions, pave the aquifer, increase drive times, and create more air pollution than other alternatives for our future. For detailed information about the scenarios see: www.envisioncentraltexas.org/resources.
   Don't let others decide without you. The survey may be completed online or on paper. The survey is part of an eight-page informational brochure in this Austin Chronicle. The Shape Our Future Survey Coalition has also arranged locations around Austin where you can pick up the survey.
   For more information about the coalition and our opinions about the Envision Central Texas Regional Vision Survey and to take the survey, see www.shapeourfuturesurvey.org.
   To volunteer or find out more, contact Brian Donovan at 481-8400 or brian@liveablecity.org.
   The Shape Our Future Coalition is:
   Clean Water Action, Friendship Alliance, Hays Community Action Network, Liveable City, Save Barton Creek Association, Save Our Springs Alliance, Sierra Club, Solar Austin, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Texas Community Project, TexPIRG, Trans Texas Alliance, and the Travis County Green Party.
Brian Donovan
Liveable City
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