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Council approves creation of Cascades MUD on first reading

Friday, February 14, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Although the city has long objected to creation of Municipal Utility Districts in its extra-territorial jurisdiction, Council voted 5-2 last night to approve the Cascades MUD in southeast Travis County.


Council Members Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo were opposed. Council Member Mike Martinez made the motion to approve the Planning Commission recommendation with its conditions. Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole offered the second.


Attorney Richard Suttle represents the MUD developer. He indicated that he is willing to work with city staff to craft an agreement that will meet many of the city’s objections. The city’s alternative is to annex the area. But since they failed to do so last night, they would have to start over in those efforts.

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