City of Lago Vista City Council COLV CC
Is our own Lago Vista City Council advertisement a part of the reason for the frequent battles over our Lago Vista Property Owners Association LVPOA private parks? Why doesn't our own Lago Vista City Council respect our interests?
Why do members of a private entity keep having to fight off people who believe their private Lago Vista Property Owners facilities are public resources? Could it be intentional and caused by our own Lago Vista City Council, the Lago Vista Economic Development Alliance, and our own Lago Vista Property Owners Association Board of Directors? Read more here.
Are two Lago Vista Economic Development Alliance advertisements a part of the reason for the frequent battles over our Lago Vista Property Owners Association LVPOA private parks? Why doesn't the Lago Vista Economic Development Alliance respect our interests?
Why do members of a private entity keep having to fight off people who believe their private Lago Vista Property Owners facilities are public resources? Could it be intentional? The first advertisement is on the Lago Vista Economic Development Alliance website. The second advertisement is on the Lago Vista City Council website but the first page is labeled Lago Vista Economic Development Alliance. Ask yourself, do these two public advertisements cause the Lago Vista Property Owners Association facilities appear to be public recreation and tourism resources in the eyes of the public? Read more here.
I believe the 2011 CC Election was aborted by cowardly acts
I originally sent part of this in to the Letters to the Editor of the North Lake Travis Log. They did print it, but in the Log I was limited to the normal 400 word limit and I had more to say on this topic. I think Mayor Kruger is afraid to compete and I think he's afraid of public discourse. I also think he is not alone, the City Council helped him abort this election, and some of our LVPOA Board of Directors have been cowardly as well, in my view. The election would have occurred had there been enough votes on the City Council. The meeting occurred when Ed was out of town. If they didn't know Ed was out of town, they did when he got back to fix it. Even, then they did not recind their decision. If you read the posts in the LVPOA section there are many examples for some of the LVPOA Board of Directors already. These types of cowardly acts have happened repeatedly with the Mayor and the LVPOA. When one thing is prevented, another starts. Each time, they say it is new and unrelated to the others, even when it is the same park and same people involved, including Mayor Randy Kruger. They can claim nothing was decided, but why are there even any discussions at all, the LVPOA is a private company. To me, that's like a thief that gets caught inside your house holding a bag filled with your belongings claiming he wasn't trying to steal anything because he never made it back outside. Read more here.
This is an excellent article in Austin American Statesman about Lago Vista golf courses. It's a business and political article. The golf courses are a major item around here because they are very expensive and losing money. They were private once, and became public recently. The debate continues over whether the City should own them. I don't think it is a core city function but many voters in our city do, as do several on the City Council. I am fine with golf as a sport. I just think people should pay their own way. If it were a private company losing money, that is their issue. But, I believe for our City Council to waste our tax dollars on a losing enterprise is wrong. We're subsidizing failure. A key problem is that the City tried to take over the courses with eminent domain. Even though it was settled, without that happening, my fear is if they ever try to sell them they won't be able to because of that history. Who would want to buy something the City Council might think they have a right to if it's made successful. Many of us prefer to keep what we earned. This affects our POA as well because some on the City Council think our POA should fix city problems. It's an entitlement mentality on the City's part in my view. There is a lot of good information here that I don't think many perhaps, any, brought out before. For example, it was widely known some City Council members are golfers, but here there are some questions on whether the Council members should have recused themselves from the vote which was news to me and was news to several people I've asked. Socialized golf in Lago Vista
The next is a Letter to the Editor to the North Lake Travis Log. I put these links together here because I didn't see the Austin American Statesman article when it came out and it is a very good article. I never would have known about it if not for this letter in the North Lake Travis Log. I really thought this person had it right. I have spoken with several people who had the same experience, who thought it was a really well written letter in its own right so even though I have the Austin American Statesman news link above, I thought others might have the same experience some of us had reading this letter. North Lake Travis Log Letters to the Editor, Dec 2 Issue, a letter on the COLV CC, and comments
Female protesters in Egypt tortured, subjected to 'virginity test': Amnesty
For those of you who are afraid of the bullies in COLVCC or LVPOA BOD meetings, how about some perspective. If others are going through this and are still standing, are you really going to remain afraid? See story here.
Park Lease events from June 2010-April 2011
The information below has been left on line for archival purposes, so we are never fooled again. The park lease is dead, but it is always relevant to know who has a history of giving accurate information and who doesn't, especially because as of this date, June 2011, some of the same people continue to serve on the board, and city council, or have influence on the current board members and city coucil. The information below is historical information, the park lease is dead.
This is also a COLV CC item because in several places Mayor Randy Kruger is involved and that is documented. If you are a LVPOA member you should have received a card regarding a park lease. You may also have received a citizen mailer about a petition to stop the lease. I have uploaded it to the LVPOA section linked below. I don't want to publish their name on the internet but they were going door to door for signers. I had a volume mailer going out, and it includes lot owners, not just home owners. If you read my posts in the LVPOA section you can see why I'd support their effort. It is still their petition. I am simply making it more widely available since owners of these lots live all over, and even with in the POA footprint it's hard to get to every house by hand.
To many of us it's wrong of the COLVCC to have a takeover of the currently private park by lease, sale, or any other means. This has been going on in several forms for months and it has been handled in a really strange way. I have documented everything I can. It started with an attempted purchase under odd conditions that failed, a public meeting was requested, Mayor Randy Kruger said no public meeting, but following that he was willing to have private ones on a lease. It is really strange because some on our LVPOA Board of Directors are involved. They should be protecting shareholder interests but in my view they are not. During this time the LVPOA Board of Directors was giving us little or no information, and in some cases giving us demonstrably false information as I can prove here. There is a lot to go into. Some of it is incredibly detailed because some people were denying the obvious. I am not alone, there are others working independently too. I can only speak for myself unless someone else wants to go public as I have. You can read it all for yourself in the posts linked below in the LVPOA section. You can read the raw emails in the Email Index but if you do, you will miss a lot. Here, as in life, the emails are part of the story. The narratives list the events outside the emails such as meetings, and contains outside links where needed to news articles in the North Lake Travis Log. It also puts the emails in order and provides links to pdfs containing the email threads so you can verify all the emails for yourself.
It is not my intent to complain or whine, it is to inform. If people learn what is happening, it makes it harder for the LVPOA BOD or the COLV CC to continue doing what they are doing, and although it may take some time, things improve over time.
There is a lot to go into and Mayor Randy Kruger was a part of some of it. It is covered in the LVPOA area with a number of posts. Read more here.