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Facing parks panel revolt, commissioners accept its ‘recommendations’

by BRAD ROLLINS
Managing Editor

Faced with the threat of mass resignations from the Citizens Parks Advisory Board, the Hays County commissioners court today yielded to a range of the group’s “recommendations” that its chairman told the court were not negotiable.

Growing increasingly impatient with what its members consider conflicting, confusing instructions from the county judge and commissioners who appointed them, the parks panel at its Feb. 4 meeting unanimously laid out a plan that goes as far as to insist that CPAT be renamed and made a permanent, standing advisory committee. The recommendations were approved, 4-1, with Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley dissenting.

“If you don’t approve this as written, I’m pretty sure the committee wants to sunset,” said Buda area resident Jorge Anchondo, the parks committee’s third chair in less than two years.

The parks panel’s recommendations, now adopted by the court as policy, include:

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#1 Comment By chris north On 02/19/2009 @ 8:06 am

Brad, you’re take on the situation is ‘right on’. CPAT has had enough, and we’re not going to take it anymore. The whole process so far has been “a fiasco”. The sense I get of the board is they are excited to get to work on real conservation. Finally. We’ll see how it goes.