In the last year alone, at least two Lakeway officials have said publicly traffic is the most important issue in the city. To that end, City Council voted to create a committee to help advise officials on all elements of transportation within Lakeway.
Though no timeline has yet been set for its creation, City Council voted July 15 to create a seven-member body that will help provide guidance on matters covering traffic, infrastructure and various other elements pertaining to transportation.
Council Member Louis Mastrangelo said he wanted to have representation from all areas within the city for the committee, and all other members of the council agreed.
“I think traffic is the No. 1 issue in the city, so having some kind of body addressing that cannot hurt us,” Council Member Sanjeev Kumar said, echoing the need for thorough representation on the committee throughout Lakeway, including at least one council member to serve as a voting member.
Council Member Laurie Higginbotham said she was fine with a council member being on the committee but did not see the need for that person to be a voting member.
Mayor Sandy Cox said council will take action on the specific makeup of the transportation steering committee in the next two weeks.