What’s Been Happening
The SAVE LAKE LBJ town hall meeting at the Kingsland Library in June was a huge success with a standing-room only crowd and the meeting was well covered by the local media. As a result of the outstanding and informative PowerPoint presentation produced by Fermin Ortiz, Taylor Delz, Larry Black, and other Save Lake LBJ members, the group was invited to give the presentation again to the Senior Citizen's group in Kingsland. More such town hall presentations are in the works for Granite Shoals and Sunrise Beach residents.
In late June, LCRA requested more information from Collier and Westward Environmental regarding all aspects of the Kingsland I and II projects. Westward Environmental was granted an extension of time until September 8 to answer those questions. The exchange of this correspondence is online at the LCRA website. Foremost among LCRA's concerns is the validity of the two land leases where Collier wants to establish his sand plants. SAVE LAKE LBJ marked a 3 years anniversary of existence on July 3rd and was well represented in the 4th of July parade with a classic pickup – 1950 Chevy!! – provided by Karl Wolfe of Bridgepoint. Riders included Roger Porter and Sharon Moore and Nan Jones.
SAVE LAKE LBJ continues to receive financial support the last few months from affected parties and local businesses. Plans to establish the group as a 501(c)(3) organization have begun. This a lengthy process and will take some time. Attorneys working pro-bono with SAVE LAKE LBJ have had very productive meetings with both the LCRA attorneys and TPWD attorneys. These agencies now clearly understand SAVE LAKE LBJ will fight to protect our homes and community from the proposed industrialization at the hands of the aggregate companies. In the meantime, if you are a waterfront owner and have a deed or title to underwater property or easements that would be affected by the proposed dredging projects, our attorneys are interested in documenting your case. Please let Barbara know at 254-977-3143. Llano County has requested our group's support to help protest the establishment of a private dam on the Llano River. SAVE LAKE LBJ members will be traveling to Rocksprings on August 10 to attend a TCEQ public meeting on the issue. KXAN is airing a special news story on August 9 about the project. Yard signs are still available to anyone who would like to put one up and show your support.