Cheryl Lee, a fourth generation Bastropian, has officially filed to run in the January special election for Bastrop City Council Place 3 to fill the unexpired term of Lyle Nelson who will be stepping down to run for Bastrop County Judge. Nelson’s announcement leaves the Place 3 seat vacant ahead of the May 2022 election to fill the Place 1 and Place 5 seats. Lee is a currently a Commissioner for the Bastrop Planning and Zoning Commission and gained attention in 2020 as a leader in the community’s successful effort to relocate two Confederate monuments from the Bastrop County Courthouse lawn. She was later appointed by County Judge Paul Pape as one of the two co-chairs for Bastrop County’s Monument Relocation Committee. The committee was charged with developing a plan to relocate the monuments and raise $50,000 through donations to fund the initiative; both goals were met by the committee thanks in large part to Lee’s determination, work, and effort.
Lee remains committed to building relationships between local government and the community. “I want to serve as an advocate for all citizens and especially those that feel unheard and underserved. Our residents deserve transparency, efficiency in our local government processes, improvements in management of City Services, and balanced and responsible development to help Bastrop achieve long-term fiscal sustainability. The core of Lee’s platform is to work with Council members to enhance both soft infrastructures – the city’s economy, health, and wellness – as well has hard infrastructures – communication technology, drainage, transportation, and water systems. Her goals are to preserve historical aspects of Bastrop while at the same time, create new opportunities to attract new development and projects that will enhance quality of life for all residents.
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