Our recent city, school, and school bond elections have come to a close and I personally wish to thank each citizen of Blanco County for exercising their right to vote. During any given election, some might think “why” they should take the time to vote and perhaps it really does not matter, but it does matter. In the past 200 years, thousands of men and women have fought and died in conflicts at home and around the globe so we can continue living in this, the greatest country of all, where freedom matters and we do not take democracy for granted.
This election was filled with different opinions, ideas, and thoughts as to the future of Blanco, and each candidate brought their vision for our fine city to the people. Having served during this past year as your Mayor, it is clear that Blanco is a town on the brink of major growth. We are surrounded by two major cities, San Antonio and Austin, with both pushing toward Blanco with future business growth, which brings the hope of stronger economic times to our city. Growth of this nature follows with tough decisions needing to be made, such as being sure our town is protected by a strong police department and ensuring all of our officers have the tools, equipment, and support from the citizens so they can effectively do their job.
Other projects currently being worked on by the City include a grant application for a new sewer treatment plant, which would relieve 20% off our existing plant and would be a “modular” form system, allowing for further expansion as needed. The City of Blanco is also currently in discussion with the Rocking J subdivision, which could have Rocking J taking our effluent water from the Blanco plant with no cost being paid out by the City of Blanco.
All of these current issues will serve to help Blanco continue being a place where people want to bring their families and become a part of our unique town.
The next two years promise to bring continued change to Blanco and this will need to be worked on by all, not just your city council and county officials, but with you, the citizens, coming forward and helping to share your ideas and dreams for the future of Blanco in a constructive manner. I appreciate your past support and votes, and ask that we continue working together, so this wonderful place we call home, Blanco, can continue being a shining star of the Hill Country.
Mayor of Blanco