Vaping policy, new greenspace and a bond request coming into focus: Jan. 21 Lakeway City Council meeting breakdown

Lakeway City Council held a regular meeting Jan. 21. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lakeway City Council held a regular meeting Jan. 21. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway City Council held a regular meeting Jan. 21. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

One of the more anticipated items of the Jan 21 Lakeway City Council meeting involved officials moving closer to what a May bond request will look like, but there were other marquee items on the agenda. From new policy involving vaping to the official contracting path toward a new city manager, the meeting saw several items discussed and acted upon.

Advancing a process that began in summer 2019, Lakeway officials and Transportation Steering Committee members continued clarifying which transportation, infrastructure and other projects to pursue ahead of a May bond proposal. Read the full story here.


The developers of Serene Hills—a 456-acre development located north of Hwy. 71 and west of Serene Hills Drive that includes more than 300 single-family lots, a 34 acre multifamily development, 40 acres of commercial land, 8.26 acres of public parkland and more than 136 acres of open space or greenbelt property—has also proposed to donate to the city an additional 68 acres of open space containing a primitive trail system. Read the full story here.
Following deliberation in executive session during the Jan. 21 Lakeway City Council meeting, officials voted to contract with Julie Oakley and for her to become the new city manager. Read the full story here.

Following a robust discussion on the matter during a Jan. 13 special meeting, Lakeway officials voted to amend the city smoking ordinance to include a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in public places throughout the city. Read the full story here.

Lakeway City Council has approved an ordinance calling a general election in the city of Lakeway on May 2. The election centers on Council Members Laurie Higginbotham, Louis Mastrangelo and Steve Smith, who will have each served one term, and who, per the city charter, are eligible to run for a second term. 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. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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