Amid all the noise in Washington D.C. and in Austin, other legislative decisions of great importance to San Antonio drew far less media attention.
Dozens of property owners from unincorporated areas outside of San Antonio squeezed into a Capitol hearing room to testify in support of annexation reform.
The agreement involves San Antonio ceding 12 square miles of unincorporated land in pockets of Bexar County along I-10 East near Loop 1604 East to Converse
Converse City Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday to back an interlocal annexation agreement with San Antonio that will ultimately triple the size of Converse.
The population of Converse, currently at 22,000, actually will grow to more than the projected 62,000-plus over the life of the 17-year deal.
City Council unanimously approved an Inter-Local Agreement with the City of Converse that will triple its size and and population over the next 17 years.
A surplus of $8.6 million over 20 years is expected if the Converse annexes the same area once rejected by San Antonio’s City Council.
Converse will add 5.2 square miles to its city limits, with San Antonio giving up 2.2 square miles of land through boundary adjustments.