Our recent story on the request from the LTYA that the City of Bee Cave pay them millions of dollars if they will not allow multi family housing on the land currently occupied by the Field of Dreams has attracted more comments than any other recent news item.
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The "it's for the kids" line is simply BS, kind of like the so called "offer" from a developer for multifamily housing.
The LTYA is deluded to think that Bee Cave owes them anything because some Dad's want to build a little league empire at the expense of property values and tax payers. They apparently can't even manages their own affairs after paying a manager over 6 figures a year to do so.
LTYA should round up their own PRIVATE funds to expand and sell their FOD to some other sports league who knows how to run it without have to pay ridiculous sums for poor work.
We are 500 families strong in the city of Bee Cave. Currently, almost all of the sports complexes in the state of Texas are paid for by the municipalities to support the majority of the community and a place for our youth to become responsible and respectful citizens. Taylor paid 9 million and Round Rock paid 12 million for their sports complexes. I could quote many more, but I don't think Taylor is building a little league empire. Bee Cave's current City Manager was a big proponent and was a huge force behind the building of those fields in Taylor and he should be proud to show Taylor's support for their youth and drawing more people to help with the economy in Taylor. He did a great job out there.
Editor - there are roughly 180 homes in The Homestead and Meadow Fox combined.
Why should Bee Cave taxpayers reward the incompetence of a private organization "for the children" when said organization would rather spend its donations on $100,000+ salaries of employees who make bad decisions?
Bee Cave should buy FOD for fair market value as a public use sports park and LTYA, as a private nonprofit can go extort elsewhere to build their "elite" high school feeder business.
2. Bee Cave should not purchase FOD at the expense of Bee Cave taxpayers.
3. No one is trying to "extort" anything.
4. Your comments remind me of the careless liberals who say anything just to be heard.
The same thing will happen with the LTYA property. The landowner will develop the land. Whether it's LTYA or the next landowner, the land will be developed. If you don't want it developed, you need to buy it and put it in a preserve, just like the City of Austin has done on the surrounding properties.
Just like the Covert property. The frontage down 71 is going to be developed people. Get over it. If you want to prevent, then step with money and buy the land and put it in a preserve.