On Tuesday, December 14, Travis County Commissioners will meet to "discuss traffic issues and vote on granting a floodplain variance" for the future home of F1 racing in the US. The Austin Business Journal reported what city officials want, what the developer wants, and what the traffic engineers at Kimley-Horn And Associates Inc. have come up with so far. You can check out the 42-page KHA report, complete with memos related to the floodpalin request, here, or peruse the Commission Agenda, here.
Since you have been so diligent in our previous Calls to Action, we're asking for your assistance on this (hopefully) final push. Below are the Travis County Commissioners’ emails and phone numbers, as well as draft language for your use. Phone numbers are also listed below so people can call in as well. Be sure to insert your name in the closing of the message.
In addition, you may attend the hearing at the Travis County Administration Building, 314 W. 11th, Commissioners Courtroom, 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78701, at 9:00 am
Thank you for your continual support!
County Judge Sam Biscoe: +1 512 854 9555
Commissioner Ron Davis, Precinct 1: +1 512 854 9111
Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt, Precinct 2: +1 512 854 9222
Commissioner Karen Huber, Precinct 3: +1 512 854 9333
Commissioner Margaret Gomez, Precinct 4: +1 512 854 9444
Dear Travis County Commissioners,
As a strong advocate for bringing Formula 1 racing to Austin, Texas, I urge you to approve item #9 on the December 14 agenda regarding a flood plain variance at the United States Grand Prix site. County staff has recommended approval of this request, and your support will allow this beneficial project to continue moving forward.
The Formula 1 project will serve as a catalyst for improvements in the City of Austin’s Desired Development Zone and along the SH 130 corridor that have long been needed.
Supporting this item will bring this project a step further to becoming a reality. I am eager for the arrival of Formula 1 in Austin, Texas, and urge you to support these matters.
Supporter of the Formula 1 United States Grand PrixTM