The Dalai Lama said, “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”1 The Dalai Lama was referring to China totalitarianism, but it is equally true in Austin, Texas. If the City truly wanted the public to provide meaningful input on the Precourt proposal, the City would share all relevant information with the public first so the public input process is not a manipulated, cynical sham. Instead, you invite another transparency lawsuit to be filed against the City. That is unfortunate.
A private soccer stadium should not be built on public land in one of Austin’s watersheds. This is a petition to require voter approval: