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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Following Monday’s holiday, City Council members will jump back into their tour of city policy during a specially called meeting at 9 a.m. today. That meeting will cover “Watershed Protection, Environment and Endangered Species” and feature these speakers:
Dr. Lauren Ross, Glenrose Engineering;
Hank Smith, Texas Engineering Solutions and past president of Homebuilders Association of Greater Austin;
Will Schneir, president, Big Red Dog Engineering & Consulting;
Valerie Bristol, board president of Travis Audubon Society;
Erin Foster, Education Committee Chair, Travis Austin Recovery Group;
Jaqueline Perez, Onion Creek Neighborhood;
David Venhuizen, P.E.; and
Bill Bunch, Save Our Springs Alliance.
2:30 p.m.12:30 p.m., Council will reconvene to take a look at “Parks and Open Space.” That talk will feature the following speakers:
Susan Roth, Parks and Recreation Board;
Colin Wallis, executive director, Austin Parks Foundation;
Melissa Hawthorne, immediate past president, Barton Hills Neighborhood Association;
Lynn Osgood, assistant instructor, UT School of Architecture;
Jeff Francell, the Nature Conservancy;
Sharon Blythe, advocate for cemeteries;
Matt Knifton, Texas Rowing;
Harry Savio, Homebuilders Association; and
Thais Perkins, executive director, TreeFolks.
This post has been updated to reflect the correct time of the “Parks and Open Space” deep dive. It is 12:30 p.m., not 2:30 p.m. as originally listed.