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Updated: Friday, 17 Feb 2012, 8:54 AM CST
Published : Friday, 17 Feb 2012, 8:53 AM CST
TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - (COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER) --
Wildfire evacuation concerns spark action from community
In December, several residents of Steiner Ranch registered the area as a neighborhood association with the City of Austin under the name —separate from the Steiner Ranch Homeowners Association.
Concerns leading to the formation of the SRNA stemmed from wildfires that spread in the Steiner Ranch area last fall as well as new developments coming to the area.
“It’s been a culmination of six months or so of work,” Communications Chair for the SRNA Paul O’Brien said. “[There was] a lot of concern and frustration over safety in evacuation of the fires, some questions about future development plans for Steiner Ranch, and over the past six months, a few of us have talked and debated how to make a difference. It finally dawned on us there isn’t a single unified voice for the entire community.”
Despite its name, the neighborhood association’s boundaries are greater than Steiner Ranch, reaching from Lake Travis to Lake Austin to Love Bird Lane.
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