Call Gov. to Veto HB 1806 – save the aquifers, rural Texas
We just sent this letter urging Governor Abbott veto HB 1806 passed at the 11th hour by the Senate on Wednesday night. This egregious “water” legislation aggressively drummed up by San Antonio Water System (SAWS – a public water utility) adversely affects millions of Texans, our aquifers and our wallets.
Of equal concern is that SAWS, without San Antonio City Council approval, has refashioned itself as an autonomous regional water authority, accountable to no one except its own unelected board of trustees.
Now, please immediately call the Governor’s office during business hours at 512-463-2000 or email the Governor here. Urge a veto of HB 1806!
Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s “Private Letter”
Did you get the “private” email yesterday from Austin Mayor Steve Adler urging you to contribute to another public official -- San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg? Nirenberg is facing a tough reelection and what Adler simply calls a “special interest” group with no identification.
LIV does not endorse candidates. But, we do support real and full disclosure in elections. So, we’d like you to know the identity of the “special interest” Adler fails to identify. The San Antonio Firefighters Association! They are supporting the mayor’s opponent in the upcoming San Antonio Mayoral runoff election.
This isn’t just a labor-management fight, folks. “Management” isn’t just your elected city council and Mayor. Management also includes those guys in suits behind the dais – the lobbyists pushing a “growth at all costs” agenda that the Mayor of San Antonio seems to have fully embraced along with the Mayor of Austin.
The “Growth Machine” agenda has already overwhelmed Austin’s affordability while endeavoring mightily to bring San Antonio down the same dubious road.
San Antonio just won the same rating Austin enjoyed a few years ago. The Alamo City is now rated the most economically segregated metro area in the country. (More here.)
The two mayors’ clear intent is to build the megalopolis between Austin and San Antonio.
Does that benefit any of us regular residents, regardless of party or persuasion?
What you do in the voting booth is your own business. But, don’t let Austin’s or San Antonio’s Growth Machine mess with you.
Independently yours, Texas!
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