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Opposition to Steiner Ranch Evacuation Routes

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Petition Against Route Proposals A, B, B1, C, C1, D & J For Steiner Ranch Area Evacuation

We the People and Neighbors of Hidden Valley, Montview Acres, Montview Harbor & Mullican-Coker, family, & friends are opposing the following proposed evacuation routes: A, B, B1, C, C1, D & J for the Steiner Ranch Area Evacuation Plan.

Our community would like to stress that we are not in opposition to the residences and families of Steiner Ranch having additional “emergency only” evacuation routes provided to them. Collectively we are adamantly opposed to the proposed alignments through our community. We continue to question why the current routes do not consider more suitable solutions associated with “open land areas” owned by Steiner Ranch Master Association, Inc., Taylor Woodrow Communities, Steiner Ranch LTD, Travis County, City of Austin, BCCP/BCP, LCRA and other property owners. We strongly feel that our limited involvement in the design development process was merely to placate our concerns with a pre-determined alignment decided in advance of neighborhood input. Additionally, our community has provided suggested alternatives to address “emergency only” evacuation route concerns that are far less intrusive to any neighborhood residences than as currently proposed.

As tax payers we would request more transparency from all applicable jurisdictional authorities, and that our concerns be acknowledged. Our neighborhood does hope for a well-planned solution to address the “emergency only” evacuation concerns of the Steiner Ranch community. As a consequence, we strongly object to shouldering the burden of ill implemented environmental regulation that has led to inadequate short and long-range planning, traffic congestion, and adverse impacts to health, safety, and general welfare of tax payers. In conclusion, we feel that there are far more suitable options to address the “emergency only” evacuation route concerns and hope for the best stewardship of “Travis County Taxpayer” money.

Thank you for your attention to these important matters.

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