Lakeway officials pursuing study to streamline city functions

Lakeway Interim City Manager Julie Oakley requested $50,000 already in the city's budget for the hiring of a consultant to aid in the study and earmarked funding to come from the city’s capital reserve fund.
Lakeway Interim City Manager Julie Oakley requested $50,000 already in the city's budget for the hiring of a consultant to aid in the study and earmarked funding to come from the city’s capital reserve fund. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway Interim City Manager Julie Oakley requested $50,000 already in the city's budget for the hiring of a consultant to aid in the study and earmarked funding to come from the city’s capital reserve fund. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway Interim City Manager Julie Oakley received a go-ahead from City Council to perform an organizational study that will provide a strategic plan for structuring city functions for optimal performance and be ready in time for the 2020 budget cycle.

The green light for the study came during council’s special session Dec. 9 and will be headed by Oakley and include assistance from Council Members Steve Smith and Gretchen Vance.


Oakley requested $50,000 already in the city's budget for the hiring of a consultant to aid in the study and earmarked funding to come from the city’s capital reserve fund.

Questions for the study, according to city information, will include what level of service is necessary to meet municipal needs and demand for services; whether more or less of a certain resource is required for those needs; and whether resources are organized and managed in order to maximize performance.

“I really think it’s going to be a great asset for us to have this plan moving forward,” Oakley said.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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