A proposed route for a crude oil pipeline that put it over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone will no longer cross the environmentally sensitive area.
Enterprise Products Partners is planning to build a new transmission line across the Hill Country that would almost certainly pass over the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer, the main drinking water supply for the San Antonio region.
Over the next six months, the San Antonio Water System will be smoke testing sewer lines over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.
Funding a modern mobility plan might require shifting sales taxes away from protecting the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, the plan’s architects said.
Unlike the 505-acre Pearsall Park that will open a skatepark, playground, zip lines, and marathon tracks in the Southwest Side this weekend, most of District 9’s 204-acre park will show off the natural landscape with simple hike and bike trails and impressive views of the Texas Hill Country.
The gap between pro-annexation voices and those who question the cost/benefit of more suburban growth was on display at Wednesday’s City Council B Session. The mayor and council members do not vote on issues in their Wednesday B Sessions, but judging by the comments made by individual council members, the pro-annexation position held by City Manager Sheryl Sculley and her top planners appears to be prevailing over concerns vocalized by Mayor Ivy Taylor.
Nearly three months after approving the $3.4 billion Vista Ridge water purchase and pipeline deal, City Council now appears poised to authorize renewal of two landmark propositions that have funded protection of the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and development of the Howard Peak Greenway Trails System for the last 15 years.
San Antonio’s May 9 municipal elections already offer plenty of reasons to turn out at the polls: Voters will elect a mayor, 10 City Council members, and could be voting yes or no on improved pay for elected city officials and other proposed City Charter reforms. Some city voters also will elect school board trustees.