League of Independent Voters of Texas

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Do the Texas three-step to drain Vista Ridge. DO THIS NOW, please.

This Texas Tribune piece today is about the "small" victory in stopping San Antonio Water System and their private partner (Central Texas Regional Water Supply Corporation a "non-profit" completely controlled by the financially troubled Abengoa) from accessing $885M in state funds passed by voters in 2013 (Prop 6). Not to be deterred, SAWS is still applying for $127M to integrate their water lines with Vista Ridge.

We need your help to turn this into a big victory!

This coming Monday our state water financing agency – Texas Water Development Board – will consider allowing SAWS to submit a formal proposal for the $127M.

Please, right now, take three steps to finally drive a
stake into the heart of the Vista Ridge (San Antone Hose) project:

Step One:  Contact your state lawmakers (Texas House and Texas Senate) here. Ask them to contact the TWDB to urge them not to give SAWS any money for any part of Vista Ridge. More details here were sent to TWDB by friends in the environmental community.

Step Two: Give a few bucks to help us get a big crowd at our April 22 event in Burleson County -- "The risks of the California Water Model to Texas" -- and stream it so y'all can watch wherever you are. Donate here.

Step Three:  Plan to join us on Monday at the Texas Water Development Board meeting. You can speak for three minutes -- on Item 2. You must be there before 9:30 am. Here's the agenda. Here's the public comments protocol.

Reminder, our next conference call is this coming Monday, April 11 at 8 pm. Reply for details or call us if we don't see you on Monday!

Independently yours,

League of Independent Voters of Texas
PO Box 651 * Bastrop, TX 78602
512-213-4511 * 512-657-2089 cell

PS That guy in the picture is Andy Hovorak, Burleson County landowner and former Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District Board member who led us in delivering 3300 sigantures to San Antonio City Hall last November. We're not done yet, so hang together y'all -- or we'll hang separately.