Road projects, land use, some serious talk about vaping: A breakdown of the Jan. 13 special City Council meeting in Lakeway

Lakeway City Council met for a special meeting Jan. 13. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lakeway City Council met for a special meeting Jan. 13. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway City Council met for a special meeting Jan. 13. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway City Council on Jan. 13 caught up on updates from committees that centered on the city's coming comprehensive plan, its ongoing transportation study and potential policy amendments regarding vaping. Below is a breakdown of the roughly four-hour meeting.

After nearly a year of work from city officials and a specially appointed steering committee, March 16 has been set as the official deadline for when Lakeway’s comprehensive plan will be submitted to City Council. Read the full story here.


Since July, Lakeway officials, members of a special subcommittee and representatives of engineering firm Huitt-Zollars have been working on a plan to relieve congestion and diminish travel times within city limits—the main goal being to select high-priority road and infrastructure projects to be included in a bond request in time for a May election. Read the full story here.

Lakeway City Council Member Laurie Higginbotham headed a policy discussion on vaping within the city during a special Jan 13 meeting. Higginbotham said through her involvement with the Young Mens Service League and her two school-age children she has been hearing more about how ubiquitous the issue of underage vaping has become. Read the full story here.
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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