Hays County Growth Talk
Warning lights for overdevelopment are flashing red all over Hays County. Officials don’t have enough power to make sure that the two aquifers providing most of the county’s water supplies aren’t overpumped. Limited resources are hampering the preservation of Hays’ shrinking green space as parks or conservation easements. New highway proposals would bring even more growth into areas already overstressed by existing development. And several new and proposed subdivisions have been located in unincorporated areas where county officials have less authority to require sustainable development than city officials.
Our panel will include: Dr. Robert Mace, executive director, Meadows Center for Water & the Environment, Texas State University; Jenna Walker — director of watershed services, Meadows Center; Doug Wierman, Meadows Center; Scott Way, ex-chair, Hays County Parks & Open Space Advisory Commission (POSAC); and Jay Blazek Crossley, executive director, Farm&City
SBCA s co-sponsoring the Hays County Growth Talk with San Marcos River Foundation (SMRF), the Watershed Association, Save Our Springs Alliance (SOS), Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA), and Clean Water Action.
There's no question that Hays County will grow more. The real question is whether it will grow in a good way.
Vista Brewing in Driftwood (below) is the host for the Hays County Growth Talk.