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South Austin park remains nameless

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

The park at 3000 Del Curto Road remains unnamed today. City Council took up the naming of the park for a third time and second vote on Thursday. Council members remained split, with Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Members Mike Martinez, Chris Riley and Bill Spelman voting in favor of naming the park Tom Lasseter Park after one-time owner and notable Austinite Tom Lasseter. Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole and Council Members Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo voted in opposition. Because the vote was 4-3, the name was approved only on second reading, and will require a third vote to pass. Tovo said that she appreciated all of the conversation about the park naming. She explained that while Tom Lasseter might be worthy of an honor in the city, the hard work of the neighborhood in building this particular park made her favor naming the park South Lamar Neighborhood Association Park.

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