Shavano Park City Council on Nov. 27 approved the creation of a work group charged with providing guidance on the implementation of the city’s recently adopted town plan.

The background

Council earlier this fall approved a long-range comprehensive plan, which recaps Shavano Park’s assets and contains more than 25 recommended action steps to address such local issues as development, infrastructure and city operations.

Council member Pete Miller proposed establishing a work group to solicit feedback from residents and offer suggestions on timing, funding estimates and other ideas on how best to prioritize and execute objectives featured in the town plan.

Miller said he would be willing to serve on the work group, adding that the group should provide its first set of town plan recommendations for council consideration in the spring so such recommendations could be incorporated in the city’s fiscal year 2024-25 budget cycle.

What they’re saying

Mayor Bob Werner and council member Buddy Aleman agreed it will take years for the city to realize goals and ideas contained in the town plan, and that a work group could help to shepherd the plan’s implementation.

Miller said the town plan has many opportunities for community inclusion.

“If you’re going to be successful in any type of implementation, it’s important to be able to prioritize and plan your execution,” he said.