The future of the Austin’s Lions Municipal Golf, which sits on land the city leases from the University of Texas, hangs on what happens locally or what happens at the Legislature. In this case, the better option for the golf course, also known Muny, is the one that preserves its nationally-recognized history in the nation’s Civil Rights Movement.
Preserving Muny pits two powerful interests against one another: The value Muny could generate financially if redeveloped against its historic and community worth for generations to come.
Threatening its existence is the University of Texas System Board of Regents’ long-time consideration to lease the Muny site for a more lucrative mixed-use development project for the economic benefit of system’s flagship campus in Austin. That’s not the direction Regents and University of Texas at Austin leadership should take. Click here to read the full editorial.