January 20, 2005
page around 10am
at San Antonio City Hall on whether the CPS utility should
be allowed to construct a giant power line across Proposition
3 aquifer recharge zone land that was bought with tax money
to protect it "forever" from development.
I am asking council members how they plan to vote and as I talk with
them I'll put their position below:
Council email links HERE
1 Roger Flores
6 Enrique Barrera leaning YES
2 Joel Williams
7 Julian Castro NO
3 Ron Segovia
8 Art Hall leaning NO "public trust"
is an issue
4 Richard Perez
9 Carroll Schubert YES
"only 4 poles on Prop 3 land" + perhaps CPS should
buy tradeoff land
5 Patti Radle
10 Chip Haass NO one issue is credibility + Prop 3 docs
specify no infrastructure improvements
called everyone several times but got the cold shoulder from
some, whom I suspect desire NO publicity about their votes
candidate Phil Hardberger NO people voted to charge themselves
taxes to buy the land: a deal is a deal, not to be weaseled
council will have a 7 p.m. public hearing and discussion in council
chambers on the proposed Cagnon-Kendall transmission line CPS says
needs to be built to maintain electrical infrastructure.
utility is asking the city to give up Proposition 3 parkland
land over environmentally sensitive recharge features for the Edwards
Aquifer. Voters approved a sales tax increase in 2000 to pay for
this land to remain undeveloped.
proposed route is the culmination of two years of planning and public
hearings. A TV ad campaign is touting the debate as one of public
residents who would like to address the council during the hearing
will receive three minutes and must sign up in advance. Groups will
receive nine minutes, but three representatives of the group must
be present and sign up in advance.
I listened to your show today. I just want to say I if those power
lines over the preserved land that were bought with some of my
tax money are approved, then I will not be voting for any one
of them that votes for it. I also will not vote again in favor
of a propostion of that sort.
To me it is the principle that matters here. To say it would be
okay to take some of that land away then replace with land elsewhere
is ridiculous. What happens when they decide to put Power Lines
over the replacement land? Will they be buying land and replacing
the replacement land?
This is the kind of crap that goes on and on at City Hall and
has absolutely killed my trust in them. Best Regards,
I do support the issue in the anti-powerline ad on TV, a certain
amount of disgust is warranted because the type of tower depicted
in the ad is absolutely not the kind proposed to cross the Prop
3 land. The ad shows a huge lattice-type tower, whereas the kind
that is planned is a huge single-pole tower, and there is a big
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