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Mary Arnold

Region: Hill Country

Topics: Springs, Barton Springs, Land use, Planning, Government


Mrs. Arnold lives in Austin, Texas, where she has been active in city planning and government since the 1960s. Her work has included helping foresee Austin's future changes, through groups such as Austin Tomorrow Goals Assembly, the Bicentennial Horizons Committee and the City's Planning Commission. She has also been involved in the work to plan and direct those changes, through organizations like the Impact Fee Advisory Board at the City's Water and Wastewater Commission, and numerous ad hoc City committees, such as those focusing on the Landscape Ordinance, the Tree Protection Ordinance and the Parkland Dedication Ordinance. Much of her recent work has involved protecting water quality in Austin and Texas with efforts at the Save Our Springs Alliance and the League of Women Voters.



August 21, 1997
Austin, Texas
Reel 1012

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mrs. Arnold.

Please see Mrs. Arnold's full  interview video (reel part A and B) or the transcript.






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