Texas’ five largest cities still have work to do when it comes to deploying citywide stormwater management, said a report released by Environment Texas.
The three bills filed would prohibit the practice of releasing treated sewage effluent into waterways that recharge the Edwards Aquifer.
City Council unanimously approved three measures on Thursday that allows the City to purchase 165.3 acres, reserves the right to purchase 38.7 more, and expands nearby Hardy Oak Boulevard and Huebner Road as part of a more than $10 million package deal with the Classen-Steubing family, which owns the former ranch land.
Some conservationists are calling for City Council to take a closer look at an agreement that would add 204 acres to San Antonio’s parkland inventory, citing concerns about subsidizing more development in the heart of Stone Oak.
San Antonio Water System President and CEO Robert Puente offered a vigorous defense of the Vista Ridge project meeting the city’s long-term water needs at the same time he reaffirmed SAWS continuing commitment to conservation, which has won the water utility national acclaim.
Bexar County Commissioners Court approved a new County Park at the former Hot Wells Resort on the Southside.
After an hour-long interview process and only 10 minutes of deliberation in executive session, the San Antonio City Council’s Governance Committee unanimously selected David McGee, president and CEO of the regional offices of Amegy Bank of Texas, to fill the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) board of trustees seat left vacant by retired energy executive and former City Councilmember Reed Williams earlier this year.
Bank and City officials announced $52,650 a grant from Wells Fargo on Monday that will go towards enhancing community rain gardens in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.
Bracken Cave, home to the world’s largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats, is no longer threatened by the development of a 4,500-unit housing development over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone in the direct flight path of the mammals.
City Council chambers filled Wednesday evening with more than 100 people who signed up to speak for or against the proposed SAWS-Vista Ridge Consortium water agreement.