By Constable Bruce Elfant
The announcement last May by state and local leaders that Formula One (F1) racing would be coming to Austin in 2012 was greeted by surprise and excitement. Supporters say that F1 racing will employ 1,500 construction workers and 1,200 full time employees and will generate about $300 million for the Austin Area. State Comptroller Susan Combs who committed $250 million (over 10 years) of state funds to support the project said that local governments would be reimbursed for costs incurred with hosting F1 events.
Hopefully Ms. Combs and other F1 backers are right about the benefits of F1 but when she described it as a “done deal” no work had been done to address water, energy, traffic or environmental considerations that would be necessary to support the F1 facility. When F1 officials finally contacted Travis County officials five months after their announcement they still did not know what infrastructure would be needed, how much it would cost or if taxpayers would be reimbursed for all costs associated with this project.
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October 8, 2010
Kevin Smothers, Pulse
FORMER RADIO CITY ROCKETTE KICKS IT UP A NOTCH AT THE BARRE WITH AN INTENSE BODY SCULPTING TECHNIQUE AS DANCERS SHAPE PREMIERES ON BURNET ROAD
Austin, TX–Bursting onto the local fitness scene with a studio concept featuring blended methods unique to Austin, Dancers Shape has announced its grand opening on October 25th. Located in the recently completed mixed-use project at 5350 Burnet Road, Dancers Shape will offer a variety of classes utilizing time-tested practices, with elements from the “best of the best,” to introduce a new style of fitness to Central Texas. Founded by former Radio City Rockette and UT Alum Jennifer McCamish, the studio will offer McCamish’s signature Dancers Shape class, in addition to classes that include non-traditional Pilates, yoga and dance-inspired stretching techniques designed to strengthen, tone and sculpt the body.