Help Barton Springs

RECEIVED Sun., Sept. 2, 2012

Dear Editor,
    Re: “Then There's This: Pool Plan Panned and Lauded” [News, Aug. 31]: Barton Springs Pool suffers from deteriorating buildings, a bypass tunnel about to implode, and dying, dangerous trees. The city agreed to fix problems, but, before spending considerable money, they asked for a public process to carefully evaluate the extent of the problems and the possibilities for improvement. I served on a Joint Parks and Environmental Board Subcommittee for the first four years to do this; we met monthly in posted public sessions to consider the alternatives and much progress has occurred. Not surprisingly, several people showed up every now and then to angrily denounce everyone in favor of improvements and every suggested repair. The credit for helping Barton Springs belongs to many people, including those who came to shout at us, but especially the Friends of Barton Springs Pool.
Jon Beall
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