Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The undead

At the stroke of midnight yesterday, June 30, the the developer of the proposed Central Texas Airport failed to meet the second deadline for the completion of Phase One of the CTA as required in Section 9 of the 381 Agreement with Bastrop County. It’s been a long four years since the contentious deal was unanimously approved by the Commissioners in June of 2010 and we’ve waited patiently for this day to arrive. But hold the celebration! The termination clause in Section 9 (c) of the 381 Agreement reads as follows:

County may terminate the Agreement in the event that construction of Phase One of the Project in accordance with this Section is not completed by June 30, 2014.

So the 381 Agreement is still alive and well despite the failure of the developer to fulfill the conditions of the contract. Termination of the deal will require action by the County. Will they step up and get this undead thing off the books? Or will it linger in an indefinite state of limbo.

Enough is enough. Time to put an end to this boondoggle once and for all.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Plane Truth

There isn’t much buzz about the proposed Central Texas Airport these days. So why has traffic to this site actually been increasing? Our stats tell us that about 95% of the traffic is coming from bookmarks or links in emails etc. So just who has been visiting us?

A clue arrived in an email from Rose Bridger in the UK announcing her book titled Plane Truth: Aviation’s Real Impacts on People and the Environment. We had no idea how many communities worldwide were fighting battles similar to ours! That could account for the increased interest in the StopCTA site.

Should we find ourselves having to do another round with airport development in Bastrop County, this book could help us craft an even more effective opposition.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A blank canvas

The stories of 2014 regarding the proposed Central Texas Airport have yet to be written. Currently all is quiet . . . not a peep out of the developer or anyone on his ‘team’. While we’re waiting for the (hopefully) final act, why not revisit the events of the last four years! Here are links to the Factoids year by year:

Something to do on a cold winter’s night!

2014 all entries
2013 all entries
2012 all entries
2011 all entries
2010 all entries