The City has released a Long Range Strategic Plan for Capital Improvements. Well, sort of. The City has created a 'plan' for infrastructure and improvements, and yet the 'plan' somehow never really talks about where the population centers are, or what the projected population growth will be.
From the City:
"The Long-Range CIP Strategic Plan (LRCSP) takes a robust, data-driven approach to long-range capital program planning.
The plan is used to inform decisions about current and future capital investments that collectively provide the infrastructure needed to support and shape the Austin Around You.
This best-managed approach advances the community’s visions reflected in City plan and priorities through the Capital Improvement Program, and allows us to be make more strategic and coordinated investments.
The Capital Planning Office produces the LRCSP each year, and the Planning Commission uses the plan to make its annual recommendation to the City Manager about projects necessary or desirable to implement the comprehensive plan, per its role in the City Charter.
The Commission’s recommendation takes the form of a letter to the City Manager, and is included in the FY 2015-16 LRCSP."
The plan is here:
Only in Austin could an infrastructure plan not include how the City plans to put infrastructure where the population centers are, and where the projected growth will be. We will leave it up to readers to figure out why Austin has a housing, traffic, and affordability crisis....