Sandy's Priorities for Lakeway

I ran my 2018 campaign around four priorities: 

  1. Develop a comprehensive plan.

  2. Address traffic concerns.

  3. Support growth and development.  

  4. Encourage Civic Engagement. 


As soon as I took office, with the help of the City Council and Staff, I began to quickly work on each priority. 

  1. Develop a comprehensive plan.

    Progress to date:

    • Formed a steering committee of 10 residents.

    • Hired Consultant to lead process and data extrapolation.

    • Intent is to create a 20 year plan that will determine our residents needs and incorporate their desires for our community. The deliverable is to develop a plan that delivers new desired amenities, while keeping taxes in check. (This is a lengthy process and should be completed in 12-18 months.)

  2. Address traffic concerns.

    Progress to date:

    • Near-term Initiatives (estimated 1-3 years to completion): Improve safety on 620 with medians; Flintrock Falls @ 620 striping for traffic flow (Completed); studying temporary lane 620 @ Lohman's Crossing; increase internal connectivity with Main Street, Birrel, & Lohman's Spur; and trail connectivity.

    • Mid-term Initiatives (estimated 5- 6 years to completion): Develop a 620 widening project to include bike and pedestrian connectivity and improved aesthetics.

    • Longer-term Initiatives (ongoing): Began conversations with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) to address the 2040 transportation needs.   

  3. Support growth and development. 

    Progress to date:

    • Updated City policies and processes to better serve the community.

    • Created a City ordinance review committee to update our city codes.

    • Improved the permitting process by recording and reviewing cycle time metrics and also making the process web-enabled.

    • Held preliminary discussions with CAMPO & CTRMA about piloting a ferry service from Lago Vista to bring workers to and from our area. 

    • Began working with the City of Bee Caves, Village of the Hills, Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and Bee Caves Chamber of Commerce in order to analyze our area workforce needs and work with our businesses to identify solutions to meet these needs.

  4. Encourage Civic Engagement.

    Progress to date: 

    • Increased transparency and engagement with the community via new communication vehicles and meetings. These include:

      • Hosted and attended town hall meetings.

      • Created “The Lake Way” newsletter that is published weekly and a monthly Blog

      • Appointed along with the City Council over 75 people to the City boards, committees and commissions, approximately 40 were first-time appointments.

      • Conducted 8 town halls and working sessions, and completed a survey to determine how the community feels about several topics. 

But I'm NOT finished. I know I can accomplish more for our great community.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss these priorities and my approach to addressing each, as well as the many other facets of our great city.